Case ReportA persistent cough related to aspiration of a nonradiopaque bonePaquette, Roland, PA-CAuthor Information Roland Paquette practices emergency medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Tex. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise. Journal of the American Academy of PAs: May 2014 - Volume 27 - Issue 5 - p 1-3 doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000446356.36860.07 Buy Metrics Abstract ABSTRACT Aspiration of a foreign body by an adult often is not diagnosed until a month or more after the event, because of a lack of presenting symptoms indicative of an aspiration and low reliability, sensitivity, and specificity of plain film radiographs. Instead, the foreign body aspiration typically is diagnosed during the evaluation of other lung-related pathology. © 2014 American Academy of Physician Assistants.