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Persisting perfusion defects after bronchoscopic removal or spontaneous expulsion of aspirated foreign objects.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  959527     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Follow-up lung scans were obtained in 9 children to determine whether perfusion lung scanning could be used to verify completeness of foreign-body removal. In 4 patients, extensive perfusion defects were present 4-19 days after removal of the object. In 1 patient, the area of hypoperfusion was larger than the territory served by a persistently obstructed lobar bronchus. Follow-up lung scans are of limited value for verifying completeness of foreign-body removal and localization of retained fragments.
E G Kassner; N A Solomon; P Steiner; M Rao; D H Klotz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  121     ISSN:  0033-8419     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  1976 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-11-01     Completed Date:  1976-11-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-42     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Airway Obstruction / etiology,  physiopathology
Child, Preschool
Follow-Up Studies
Foreign Bodies / therapy*
Pulmonary Circulation*
Radionuclide Imaging
Time Factors

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