Subcutaneous Emphysema Atypical Presentation of Foreign Body Aspiration
Volume 5 ; Issue 1 ; in Month : Jan-June (2022) Article No : 124
Rajab AA, Amreya MM, Bader ZA, et al.
Foreign bodies commonly enter the tracheobronchial tree in young children less than three years of age as a result of incomplete laryngeal closure and insufficient swallowing reflexes. A 1- and 10-month year old female child patient presented with difficulty breathing, periorbital, facial and neck swelling for 2 hours duration. chest x-ray was done and shown massive subcutaneous emphysema from lower face to abdomen. A foreign body bronchus can manifest as subcutaneous emphysema; this condition should be considered, even if no history suggested foreign body aspiration has been reported.
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