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Left destroyed lung caused by a pen cap in the left lower lobe bronchus “swallowed” 25 years ago

  
@article{ATM32312,
	author = {Jiahan Cheng and Chuan Li and Erin M. Corsini and Mara B. Antonoff and Khosro Hekmat and Lunxu Liu},
	title = {Left destroyed lung caused by a pen cap in the left lower lobe  bronchus “swallowed” 25 years ago},
	journal = {Annals of Translational Medicine},
	volume = {7},
	number = {22},
	year = {2019},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {A delayed diagnosis of tracheobronchial foreign body aspiration (FBA) may result in severe respiratory complications such as pneumonia, bronchiectasis, and atelectasis. Here, we present a rare case of a left lung destruction caused by a pen cap that remained in the left lower lobe bronchus for 25 years and was previously misdiagnosed as cavitary tuberculosis. The foreign body was not detected in bronchoscopic examination prior to surgery due to severe stenosis of the left main bronchus. The foreign body was found incidentally while the patient was undergoing left pneumonectomy. To the best of our knowledge, this the second longest delay to diagnosis of FBA reported. This case also exemplifies the grave consequences of misdiagnosis of FBA.},
	issn = {2305-5847},	url = {http://atm.amegroups.com/article/view/32312}
}