[Bronchial lobar obstruction from a sucralfate tablet: a rare cause of acute respiratory insufficiency].

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We report two cases of patients with chronic respiratory disease who experienced an asphyxia after aspirating a sucralfate tablet that occluded a lobar bronchus. In adults, a foreign body is a rare cause of acute respiratory failure from tracheobronchial occlusion. The sucralfate tablet has the physical property of expanding rapidly when wet (contact with… (More)

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