SHORT REPORTSForeign body aspiration in a child detected through emergency department radiology reporting: a case reportCrawford, Nigel W.Author Information Department of General Medicine, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia Correspondence to Dr Nigel W Crawford, MBBS, MPH, FRACP, Paediatrician, Department of General Medicine, Royal Children's Hospital, Flemington Rd, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia Tel: +61 3 9345 5522; e-mail: [email protected] Received 20 October 2006 Accepted 27 January 2007 European Journal of Emergency Medicine: August 2007 - Volume 14 - Issue 4 - p 219-221 doi: 10.1097/MEJ.0b013e328122de3f Buy Metrics Abstract Foreign-body aspiration remains a leading cause of mortality in children under 3 years despite child-safety initiatives. This case report describes a classic history of peanut aspiration in a young child. Unfortunately, the diagnosis was delayed and only detected the next day through radiology review. The clinical history is paramount and this case highlights how emergency radiology reporting can minimize morbidity. © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.