CT evaluation of airway foreign bodies in children: emphasis on the delayed diagnosis and differentiation from airway mucus plugs

@article{Hong2012CTEO,
  title={CT evaluation of airway foreign bodies in children: emphasis on the delayed diagnosis and differentiation from airway mucus plugs},
  author={Won Sun Hong and Soo Ah Im and Hyo Lim Kim and Jong-seo Yoon},
  journal={Japanese Journal of Radiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={31},
  pages={31-38}
}
To review clinical and CT findings of airway foreign bodies (FBs) among children, with an emphasis on delayed diagnosis and differentiation from mucus plugs (MPs). The CT findings and medical records of 27 patients (M:F = 17:10; mean age, 18.2 months) confirmed for FB (n = 20) and MP (n = 7) were reviewed. These findings were correlated with the bronchoscopic results and clinical outcomes. CT revealed air-trapping (70 %), atelectasis (35 %), pneumonia (25 %), and pneumomediastinum (5 %). Three… CONTINUE READING
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