The causes and complications of late diagnosis of foreign body aspiration in children. Report of 210 cases.

@article{Mu1991TheCA,
  title={The causes and complications of late diagnosis of foreign body aspiration in children. Report of 210 cases.},
  author={Lisa C Mu and Peijie He and Da-xin Sun},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  year={1991},
  volume={117 8},
  pages={876-9}
}
Late diagnoses of foreign body aspiration were defined as occurring beyond 3 days between the aspiration of the foreign body, or onset of symptoms, and correct diagnosis. We reviewed a total of 210 children with late diagnosis of foreign body aspiration. The causes creating late diagnosis of foreign body aspiration in children were as follows: (1) parental negligence (106/210, 50%); (2) misdiagnosis by the fellow professionals and pediatricians (39/210, 19%); (3) the normal chest… CONTINUE READING