This trauma patient had significant craniofacial injuries and aspirated a tooth. It lodged in the right lower lobe bronchus, causing post-obstructive consolidation. Inhaled foreign bodies may be complicated by haemoptysis, air trapping, post-obstructive collapse, pneumonia or bronchiectasis. Removal of the foreign body is usually performed via bronchoscopy.


Reference: Dahnert W. Radiology Review Manual, 5th edition. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins 2003
Credit: Dr Donna D’Souza
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