Frequency of tracheobronchial foreign bodies in children and adolescents.

  title={Frequency of tracheobronchial foreign bodies in children and adolescents.},
  author={Mohammad Aslam Siddiqui and Ayman Banjar and S M Al-Najjar and M M Al-Fattani and Mohamed F. Aly},
  journal={Saudi medical journal},
  volume={21 4},
OBJECTIVE The problem of foreign body aspiration in the community has been studied and compared with other reports. METHODS We have retrospectively studied patients who had bronchoscopy for suspected foreign bodies in the tracheobronchial tree, attending or referred to Al-Noor Specialist Hospital, Makkah over a period of 3 years from May 1996 to May 1999. RESULTS The total number of patients was 94 (62 male and 32 female). Ages ranged from 4 months to 45 years(mean age 3.77 years), 85% of… CONTINUE READING