Foreign body aspiration presenting as a chronic lung disease: A unique finding in an elderly patient
Cardiothoracic Surgery; Medical College Pakistan; Surgery
Foreign body aspiration is a serious clinical manifestation in the elderly and has a significant potential to cause life-endangering harm. In this unique report, we highlight the case of a seventy-year-old conscious male, who reported with complaints of chronic cough initially diagnosed as chronic bronchitis; however, on radiological examination, the infectious nidus was identified as a 5 cm long metallic nail in the right lower lung.
Publication ( Name of Journal)
Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Sajid, M. I.,
Fatimi, S. H.
(2023). Foreign body aspiration presenting as a chronic lung disease: A unique finding in an elderly patient. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 73(5).
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