A 39 yo lady is sewing and frees her had to answer her phone by placing a needle between her lips. On being told some humorous news she inhales sharply…
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Describe and interpret this CXR
CHEST X-RAY INTERPRETATION
There is a needle projecting over the right heart border in the right lower zone.
Otherwise a normal film.
Lateral CXR Interpretation:
The needle appears to be in the right lower lobe, medial segment airway.
Bronchoscopy confirmed the presence of the needle in the right lower lobe.
There are safer places to temporarily store needles than the mouth.
* Larger inhaled foreign bodies can cause peripheral collapse of the airways and obstructive pneumonia.
*Rigid bronchoscpy can often be required to remove some foreign bodies, especially if there is concern with possible haemorrhage.
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