Journal article

Foreign body aspiration in a child detected through emergency department radiology reporting: a case report

Nigel W Crawford

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2007

Abstract

Foreign-body aspiration remains a leading cause of mortality in children under 3 years despite child-safety initiatives. This case report describes a classic history of peanut aspiration in a young child. Unfortunately, the diagnosis was delayed and only detected the next day through radiology review. The clinical history is paramount and this case highlights how emergency radiology reporting can minimize morbidity.