A foreign body of a different kind: Pill aspiration

  title={A foreign body of a different kind: Pill aspiration},
  author={Atul C. Mehta and Danai Khemasuwan},
  booktitle={Annals of thoracic medicine},
“W we see depends mainly on what we look for,” a famous quote by John Lubbock, an American philanthropist from the early 19th century. This quote may seem to be unrelated to the topic of a foreign body (FB) aspiration; however, aspiration of a medicinal pill represents a distinct clinical entity that is often overlooked. It requires a high degree of suspicion for its precise diagnosis in a timely fashion. Occasionally, serious complications involving the airways can occur as a result of a delay… CONTINUE READING