Hong Kong Med J 2012;18:340–2 | Number 4, August 2012
Peanut aspiration: an avoidable life-threatening condition
Patrick HY Chung, Kenneth KY Wong, Lawrence CL Lan, Paul KH Tam
Division of Paediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Foreign body aspiration is a potentially fatal condition. Yet, an accurate diagnosis may not be easy. Management is also challenging and requires a high level of expertise with proper instruments. In this article, we report our experience in the management of peanut aspiration in two young children by means of a ventilating bronchoscope.
Key words: Airway obstruction; Bronchoscopy; Child; Foreign bodies; Respiratory aspiration
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