A YOUNG WOMAN WITH AN UNUSUAL FOREIGN BODY ASPIRATION
Foreign body aspiration is a worldwide health problem and often associated with life threatening complications. A high index of suspicion and careful history taking are important as symptoms can be non-specific and easily overlooked. There are no specific tests for diagnosis although chest imaging can be useful. Flexible bronchoscopy is often needed for diagnosis and treatment; however, rigid bronchoscopy may be necessary in certain situations. We report the case of young woman who accidentally aspirated an unusual sharp foreign body, requiring both flexible bronchoscopy and gastroscopy for ultimate removal.
Key words: Bronchoscopy,foreign body aspiration,hijab pins
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