Occult bronchial foreign body aspiration in adults: analysis of four cases.

@article{Yilmaz2004OccultBF,
  title={Occult bronchial foreign body aspiration in adults: analysis of four cases.},
  author={Adnan Yilmaz and Esen Akkaya and Ebru Damadoğlu and Sinem Gungor},
  journal={Respirology},
  year={2004},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={561-3}
}
Occult tracheobronchial foreign body aspirations are infrequently seen in adults because there is usually a high index of suspicion. Occult foreign bodies can remain undetected for months to years and often are misdiagnosed. The aim of this paper is to report the cases of four adult patients with occult bronchial foreign body aspiration. None of the patients had a previous history of aspiration. One patient had been misdiagnosed as having asthma. One was thought to have tuberculosis, while… CONTINUE READING