Pill in the left bronchus-pediatric foreign body aspiration: a case report

Raghul Sekar, Karthikeyan Ramasamy, Hegde Jyotirmay, Arun Alexander, Sunil Kumar Saxena


Pediatric population is more prone for accidents such as foreign body aspiration. It is an important and preventable cause of mortality and morbidity in children. Pill aspiration is one of the rare causes foreign body aspiration in both children and adults. History is crucial and can guide treatment in case of foreign body aspiration. We present a 5 year old child who had history and examination suggestive of pneumonia which turned out to be a foreign body in left bronchus on computed tomography. The foreign body was a half broken tablet of Co-trimoxazole removed by rigid bronchoscopy without any complication. The child’s symptoms improved satisfactorily following removal. 


Foreign body, Bronchus, Pill

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