Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Delayed Presentation of Foreign Body Aspiration in an Adult

Ana Catarina Moreira1*, Carolina Torres2 and Carlos Couto1

1Department of Pulmonology, Hospital Garcia de Orta, Portugal 2Deparment of Thoracic Surgery, Hospital Pulido Valente, Lisbon, Portugal

*Correspondance to: Ana Catarina Moreira 

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Foreign Body (FB) aspiration in adults is usually associated with predisposing risk factors. Clinical manifestations are immediate but less frequently it could lead to insidious lung damage, as demonstrated by the presented case. We present a case of unsuspected FB aspiration, mimicking an infection vs. lung tumor. After left lower lobectomy, pathology revealed a foreign body (animal bone) at the open of lingular bronchus.


Moreira AC, Torres C, Couto C. Delayed Presentation of Foreign Body Aspiration in an Adult. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2020; 5: 1802.

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