An unusual case of grass inflorescence aspiration presenting as a chest wall tumour


KARAGOZ B., KOKSAL Y., VARAN A. , HALILOGLU M. , Ekinci S. , BUYUKPAMUKCU M.

PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY, vol.36, no.5, pp.434-436, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00247-005-0088-8
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.434-436

Abstract

A 9-year-old boy was referred to the Oncology Department because of a thoracic soft-tissue mass thought to be a chest wall tumour. He had a history of grass inflorescence (Hordeum murinum) aspiration 2 weeks prior to this admission. On physical examination a tender soft-tissue mass under the right scapula and diminished breath sounds from the right lower lobe were detected. Thoracic CT confirmed soft-tissue swelling of the right posterior chest wall. There was a hypodense area within the soft-tissue mass suggesting a foreign body and also focal consolidation of the right lower lobe adjacent to the soft-tissue swelling. We report here unique CT findings of grass inflorescence aspiration before and after its migration through the airways.