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BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-007675
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Peanut aspiration leading to pneumorrhachis in a pre-schooler

  1. C P Suresh
  1. Department of Pediatrics, PGIMER, Dr RML Hospital, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jhuma Sankar, jhumasankar{at}gmail.com

Description

Pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum (PM) and subcutaneous emphysema (SE) due to foreign body aspiration (FBA) are rarely reported in clinical practice.1 ,2 We present here a 3-year-old boy who posed a diagnostic dilemma to us at presentation with SE following a subacute history of respiratory tract infection of 2 weeks duration. The child had been treated with oral antibiotics for 7 days prior to presentation, but the symptoms did not resolve and seemed to …

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