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, cilt.36, sa.5, ss.434-436, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 36 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00247-005-0088-8
  • Dergi Adı: PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.434-436

Özet

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.