Print ISSN: 0027-1446

Online ISSN: 2309-6217

Author : Al Sofi, Rabea S. A.

Foreign Body Inhalation: A shift in Clinical Pattern

Rabea S. A. Al Sofi; Ziad T. Mahmood; Omer M. T. Hammodat

Annals of the College of Medicine, Mosul, 2019, Volume 41, Issue 2, Pages 178-183
DOI: 10.33899/mmed.2020.164161

Background: Foreign body inhalation is a common presentation in thoracic surgery and it is well known to present mainly in toddlers, commonly due to sun flower seeds or water melon seeds.
Objectives: To determine the changes in clinical pattern of foreign body inhalation regarding the age, sex, and type of foreign body.
Methods: This is a case series study of patients with foreign body inhalation admitted to Al-Jumhori teaching hospital in Mosul. The parameters used in this study are sex, age group and type of foreign body.
Results: The main age group affected was adolescents, and the commonest foreign body inhaled was the veil pin.
Conclusion: The bad habit of holding pins in mouth while doing other things with your hand has led to this change in clinical pattern of foreign body inhalation.