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Rev Med Chil. 2010 Apr;138(4):470-2. doi: /S0034-98872010000400011. Epub 2010 Jun 30.

[Bilateral foreign bodies in the airway. Report of one case].

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Departamento de Imágenes, Clínica Alemana de Santiago, Chile.


Inhaled foreign bodies can be a life-threatening emergency and requires immediate intervention. We report a 40-year-old man who came to the ER complaining of chest pain and cough. He had lost his dental prosthesis. Chest X-Rays showed two foreign bodies, one at the intermediate bronchus and the other at the left posterior basal segmental bronchus. By fibrobronchoscopy, porcelain fused to a metal dental crown of six teeth was extracted from the right side, and a cast of metal from the left side.

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