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Iran J Forensic Med 2012, 18(2 And 3): 127-132 Back to browse issues page
Fatal Foreign Body Aspiration in Two-Years-Old Child
Jaber Gharedaghi Dr, Maryam Moshfegh Dr, Kiana Koolaei nejad Dr, Seyyed Mehdi Marashi Dr, Yousefi nejad Dr *
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Background: Cough and respiratory distress due to foreign body aspiration in children is a common problem that is associated with diagnostic problems. This case presented for emphasis on sign and symptoms, diagnostic findings, necessary measures to prevent misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose in these cases in order to notice that more accurately care for safety of these patients is necessary. Case report: A, two-year-old boy corpse which admitted to hospital with history of respiratory symptoms following the ingestion of dates and discharged from hospital after performing chest radiographs but less than 12 hours after it died due to severe respiratory symptoms and apnea. At autopsy palm seed and obstruction in the tracheal bifurcation were found. Conclusion: Attention to the clinical sign and symptoms and considering the likely absence of radiological findings and more observing these cases and performing more diagnostic modalities can help physicians in avoiding pitfalls and ignoring the correct diagnosis and has life-saving role in these patients.
Keywords: Aspiration, Foreign Body, Lung, Autopsy
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Article Type: Case Report | Subject: General Surgery
Received: 2013/10/28 | Accepted: 2013/10/28 | Published: 2013/10/28

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Gharedaghi J, Moshfegh M, Koolaei nejad K, Marashi S M, Yousefi nejad. Fatal Foreign Body Aspiration in Two-Years-Old Child. Iran J Forensic Med. 2012; 18 (2 and 3) :127-132
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