Paediatric foreign body aspiration can be related to a high morbidity/mortality rate, especially in young children, and pneu- mothorax can be a severe associated issue. We describe a case of a 13-year-old girl with recurrent pneumothorax in bilateral bul- lous lung, twice previously treated at our institution by robot- assisted bullectomy, and once again showing same signs and symptoms. At conventional thoracoscopy an inorganic foreign body was found to be located pointing upwards the apex. We believe this may have acted as a contributory cause in the per- sistence of the clinical picture, despite the surgical removal of the underlying pathology.

A unique case of foreign body aspiration and recurrent pneumothorax / Mario, Lima; Sara, Ugolini; Niel Di Salvo, ; Michele, Libri; Tommaso, Gargano; Giovanni, Ruggeri. - In: PEDIATRIA MEDICA E CHIRURGICA. - ISSN 0391-5387. - STAMPA. - 39:(2017), pp. 171-172.

A unique case of foreign body aspiration and recurrent pneumothorax

Mario Lima;Tommaso Gargano;Giovanni Ruggeri
2017

Abstract

Paediatric foreign body aspiration can be related to a high morbidity/mortality rate, especially in young children, and pneu- mothorax can be a severe associated issue. We describe a case of a 13-year-old girl with recurrent pneumothorax in bilateral bul- lous lung, twice previously treated at our institution by robot- assisted bullectomy, and once again showing same signs and symptoms. At conventional thoracoscopy an inorganic foreign body was found to be located pointing upwards the apex. We believe this may have acted as a contributory cause in the per- sistence of the clinical picture, despite the surgical removal of the underlying pathology.
2017
A unique case of foreign body aspiration and recurrent pneumothorax / Mario, Lima; Sara, Ugolini; Niel Di Salvo, ; Michele, Libri; Tommaso, Gargano; Giovanni, Ruggeri. - In: PEDIATRIA MEDICA E CHIRURGICA. - ISSN 0391-5387. - STAMPA. - 39:(2017), pp. 171-172.
Mario, Lima; Sara, Ugolini; Niel Di Salvo, ; Michele, Libri; Tommaso, Gargano; Giovanni, Ruggeri
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