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J Thorac Dis. 2014 Jun;6(6):E111-4. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2014.04.40.

A plastic whistle incarcerated in bronchus diagnosed fourteen years after 'swallowed': a case report.

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Department of Thoracic Surgery, West-China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China.


Tracheobronchial foreign body aspiration (FBA) is a common disease in pre-school children but easily overlooked by physicians. In this article, we report a case with bronchial stenosis that is not typical and misdiagnosed for 14 years, in the end bronchoscopy retrieval was successfully performed after adequate preparation. Pitfalls and recommendations in diagnosis and management of FBA are briefly included.


Foreign body aspiration (FBA); bronchoscopy; stenosis

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