posted on 2020-11-02, 22:07authored bySusan Osman, Mohsen Ahmed, Khaled Abdelaal, Essam Mohamed, Ahmed Amin, Abdelrahman Talal
A foreign body inhalation is an uncommon event, especially among
children and young adults. The authors report a case of a 1.5-year-old
boy who had presented to A&E with a 3-hour history of choking and
coughing while eating a fish-based meal.
There were signs of respiratory distress (stridor). A plain chest X-ray
demonstrated a radio-opaque shadow inside the trachea. A rigid
bronchoscope was performed under general anesthesia, and after several
attempts, a large fish bone was removed. The foreign body was found
under the vocal cords, and the procedure was uneventful. The child was
discharged 10 hours after bronchoscopy in a good general condition.