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Correlation of operative findings with pre-operative clinical signs and analysis of x-rays in patients with airway foreign bodies.
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PMID:  21409898     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
BACKGROUND: Foreign body aspiration is one of the commonly encountered emergencies in ENT and still it remains a significant cause of mortality and morbidity. However with the development of modern endoscopic techniques and controlled anaesthesia, most foreign bodies can be removed safely with a bronchoscope.
METHODS: This study was carried out at Department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad from 1st Jan 2003 to 30th June 2005. Total 81 patients were registered in the study. Two patients, in whom the foreign body could not be removed, were excluded from the study.
RESULTS: The most consistent finding was decreased air entry on chest auscultation on the side of impacted foreign body which was present in 72 (91.1%) patients. The second most consistent finding was audible wheeze on the side of impacted foreign body found in 42 (53.2%) patients. The most common finding on Chest X-ray was emphysema found in 19 (61.3%) patient, followed by atelactasis in 9 (28%) patients while 3 (9.7%) patients had normal Chest x-ray.
CONCLUSION: The pre-operative clinical signs in patient with aspirated foreign body give an idea about the site of foreign body in an airway. Although chest x-ray gives an idea about the pathological changes in respiratory tract it has little impact in the management of a patient with aspirated foreign body.
Muhammad Asif; Tahir Haroon; Waqar-ur-Rehman Qureshi; Muhammad Jamil; Sohail Malik; Rehman Ghani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad : JAMC     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1025-9589     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad     Publication Date:    2010 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8910750     Medline TA:  J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad     Country:  Pakistan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  32-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of ENT, Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad, Pakistan.
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