Foreign body aspirations in children Çocuklarda yabanci cisim aspirasyonlari


Cocuk Cerrahisi Dergisi, vol.31, pp.40-45, 2017 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5222/jtaps.2017.1010
  • Journal Name: Cocuk Cerrahisi Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.40-45
  • Keywords: Airway foreign body, Aspiration, Bronchoscopy, Children
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


© 2017 Cocuk Cerrahisi Dergisi. All rights reserved.Foreign body aspiration (FBA) is the common problem during childhood. Complete or partial obstruction of the airway causes different signs and findings. Sudden onset of cough, wheezing and decreased breath sounds are the most common signs and symptoms of FBA. Physical examination and radiologic findings are of great importance in the evaluation of these patients. As clinical and radiological findings of FBA in delayed cases may mimic other disorders such as bronchiolitis, laryngitis. The presence of any clinical and radiologic finding suggests that endoscopy should be performed, as a foreign body is probable. Rigid bronchoscopy is the modality of choice in extracting foreign bodies. Routine preventive measures must be taught to parents and caregivers in order to reduce the incidence.