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Foreign body in the right bronchus in an infant

Journal of Anesthesia & Critical Care: Open Access
Dr. Balderas Vázquez Dalila,1 Mtro. Mendoza Mejias Erik Javier2


In children under 2 years of age, foreign body aspiration is common, but sometimes there is no clinical presence that can determine or rule out the diagnosis. It presents with a sudden episode in a child known to be healthy and begins with symptoms of severe respiratory distress, even leading to a fatal event. This picture can go unnoticed by parents or caregivers. The purpose of presenting this case was to define the clinical characteristics of foreign body aspiration in the pediatric population and to assess the importance of the delay in its diagnosis and treatment. Clinical case of a 1-8/12-year-old boy who was admitted to the emergency room due to probably viral pneumonia, with a negative COVID 19 test, pulmonary deterioration, entered the PICU with management and diagnosis of an organic foreign body in the right bronchus (bean), with total atelectasis of the right lung, with resolution of flexible and rigid bronchoscopy.


strange body, respiratory aspiration, infant, bronchi, lung