Aspiration of foreign bodies that allow air passage through
, Ozge Yilmaz2*, Suna Asilsoy1
, Saniye Gulle1
, Hasan Yuksel2
Department of Pediatric Allergy, Behcet Uz Children’s Hospital, Izmir, Turkey;
Department of Pediatric Allergy and Pulmonology, Medical Faculty, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey.
Received 6 September 2011; revised 17 October 2011; accepted 3 November 2011.
Foreign body aspiration is commonly encountered in
children. In cases that foreign body does not disturb
respiratory physiology, clinical and radiological diagnosis may be delayed leading to severe complications. Four cases with aspiration of a foreign body
not obstructing ventilation and without typical clinical and radiological findings are discussed.
Keywords: Foreign Body; Aspiration; Children; Ventilation; Air Passage