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Pediatric Anesthesia 12/2011; 21(12):1270-2. · 2.10 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Undiagnosed and retained foreign bodies may result in serious complications such as pneumonia, atelectasis, or bronchiectasis. In this report, the authors present a rare case of temporary bronchiectasis of the left lung due to a long-standing retained foreign body in a child. Interestingly, the whole left lung was affected due to the check valve type of obstruction of the main bronchus. Unexpected, unilateral findings on a chest x-ray or a CT scan could be related to an inhaled foreign body, and any delay in making the diagnosis may result in serious complications.Primary Care Respiratory Journal 01/2008; 16(6):384-6.