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A rare case of bilateral bronchial foreign body

Zhigang Zhao, Qian Gao, Penglong Song


We present the case of a 7-year-old male patient with bilateral bronchial cocklebur fruit aspiration, which he sustained while playing. The patient presented with a triad of cough, wheezing, and decreased breath sounds (decreased in the right lung and absent in the left). These symptoms led to a diagnosis of bilateral bronchial foreign body, which was confirmed by computed tomography three-dimensional reconstruction of the bronchial tree. The patient was on the verge of death during operation but was ultimately rescued. Our therapeutic experience in treating this case of bilateral bronchial cocklebur fruit aspiration may provide a good reference for others.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.312.6060

How to cite this:Zhao ZG, Gao Q, Song PL. A rare case of bilateral bronchial foreign body. Pak J Med Sci 2015;31(2):477-479.   doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.312.6060

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