A foreign body experience

David Ferreira*, Yashneel Prasad, Hima Vedam, Melissa Baraket, Sayontonee Ghosh, Jonathan P. Williamson

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Foreign body inhalation (FBI) is an uncommon clinical entity in adults. Despite this, FBI is an under-recognized, serious, and easily treatable condition. The authors report a case of a 31-year-old female asthmatic who presented with wheeze and cough not responding to therapy. Chest computed tomography and bronchoscopy confirmed a foreign body distal to the left upper lobe vestibule. The non-organic material was removed with rigid bronchoscopy and cryoprobe with resolution of symptoms. FBI remains an important differential in those presenting with respiratory symptoms in the absence of other diagnoses.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00606
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalRespirology Case Reports
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2020

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  • Clinical respiratory medicine
  • cough
  • radiology and other imaging


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