Tracheobronchial foreign body aspiration is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. The incidence of foreign body aspiration decreases significantly with increasing age, resulting in atypical presentations in adults. A high index of suspicion is required in adults presenting with respiratory symptoms. We present a rare case of a foreign body (pill) aspiration in an elderly female mimicking an obstructing endobronchial lesion.
Divisions of *Thoracic Surgery and Interventional Pulmonary
†Anatomic Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
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Reprints: Erik Folch, MD, MSc, Division of Thoracic Surgery and Interventional Pulmonary, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 185 Pilgrim Street, Deac 201, Boston, MA 02215 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Received May 16, 2013
Accepted February 12, 2014