Multiple Foreign Body Aspiration in an Adult

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Mehmet Ozgel


Aim: Foreign body aspiration in an otherwise healthy adult is a rare condition. We wanted to present our patient who could survive after aspirating multiple foreign bodies.

Presentation: A 50 years old man aspirated multiple stones and with the urgency operation removed the gravels and cleaned airway. He discharged the next day.

Discussion: Foreign body aspiration is very dangerous in both adult and children. In case of emergency, such as foreign body aspiration, either the airway should be intubated or the foreign body removed by rigid bronchoscopy.

Aspiration, foreign body, dyspnea.

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Ozgel, M. (2019). Multiple Foreign Body Aspiration in an Adult. Asian Journal of Case Reports in Surgery, 2(4), 1-3. Retrieved from
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