Case 61

  • Rita Joarder
  • Neil Crundwell


A 70-year-old female with a history of lymphoma requiring radiotherapy to the neck (29 years ago) and secondary carcinoma of the larynx (6 years ago) attended our institution for a tracheostomy change. Shortly after the procedure, she developed acute pleuritic chest pain, dyspnoea and cough. On examination, there was a right-sided wheeze which was new. A CXR (Image 1) followed by a CT scan (Images 2a–c) was performed.


Foreign Body White Arrow Main Bronchus Acute Symptom Secondary Change 
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Further Reading

  1. Inhaled Foreign Bodies; Archives of Diseases in Childhood-education and Practice 2005;90:ep31–ep33Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rita Joarder
    • 1
  • Neil Crundwell
    • 1
  1. 1.Conquest HospitalEast SussexUK

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