An Unusual Case of Foreign Body Aspiration in an Infant

  • E Dias
Keywords: Balloon, Cyanosis, Foreign body aspiration, Respiratory distress

Abstract

Inhalation of foreign body is a serious condition in childhood and may result in acute respiratory distress, lung injury or death. A nine month old baby with history of severe respiratory distress, cyanosis and gasping breathing diagnosed as foreign body aspiration due to a balloon which was recovered post mortem during the removal of the endotracheal tube. Keywords: Balloon, Cyanosis, Foreign body aspiration, Respiratory distress
Published
2013-04-25
Section
Articles

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