Foreign-body aspiration mimicking congenital lobar emphysema in a forty-eight-day-old girl

Aslan A., Yalcin E., Ozcelik U. , Ciftci A. , Kiper N.

PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY, cilt.39, sa.2, ss.189-191, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 39 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/ppul.20128
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.189-191


Foreign-body aspiration (FBA) is a commonly encountered serious problem during childhood, accounting for 7% of lethal accidents in children aged 1-3 years. Bronchoscopy is indicated when a clear history of FBA is present, but the history may be unreliable. Clinical manifestations can be seen in various diseases, and when a history of FBA cannot be obtained, radiologic findings such as hyperaeration can suggest the presence of congenital anomalies, e.g., congenital lobar emphysema. Here, a 48-day-old girl with coconut aspiration is described, to emphasize that a clinical history may not be available and FBA should be among the possible diagnoses, even before 6 months of age.