A unique case of foreign body aspiration and recurrent pneumothorax

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Mario Lima
Sara Ugolini *
Niel Di Salvo
Michele Libri
Tommaso Gargano
Giovanni Ruggeri
(*) Corresponding Author:
Sara Ugolini | s.ugolini@live.it

Abstract

Paediatric foreign body aspiration can be related to a high morbidity/mortality rate, especially in young children, and pneumothorax can be a severe associated issue. We describe a case of a 13-year-old girl with recurrent pneumothorax in bilateral bullous lung, twice previously treated at our institution by robotassisted bullectomy, and once again showing same signs and symptoms. At conventional thoracoscopy an inorganic foreign body was found to be located pointing upwards the apex. We believe this may have acted as a contributory cause in the persistence of the clinical picture, despite the surgical removal of the underlying pathology.

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