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Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology:
doi: 10.1097/LBR.0000000000000055
Case Reports

Pill Aspiration Presenting as an Endobronchial Tumor

Jawad, Ahmed MD*; Majid, Adnan MD*; Maskey, Ashish MD*; VanderLaan, Paul MD, PhD; Ibrahim, Omar M. MD*; Folch, Erik MD, MSc*

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Abstract

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.

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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