Record number :
2399396
Title of article :
Delayed Onset Brain Hypoxia and Subsequent Seizures: a Rare Fatal Consequence of Undiagnosed Foreign Body Aspiration
Author/Authors :
Aghakhani ، K نويسنده Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , , Asgari ، M نويسنده Forensic Medicine Organization, Tehran, Iran , , Soltani ، S نويسنده Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , , Farhidnia ، N نويسنده Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , , Fallah، F نويسنده Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran ,
Issue Information :
فصلنامه با شماره پیاپی 0 سال 2016
Pages :
5
From page :
251
To page :
255
Abstract :
Background: Foreign body aspiration is a common medical emergency among children that can lead to lethal complications especially in neglected or misdiagnosed cases. Case Report: This article is a report of a 15-month-old child who aspirated food materials and after chocking crisis, she presented with unspecific respiratory symptoms and treated for respiratory tract infections. After five days, sudden airway obstruction led to hypoxic brain damage and seizure. Due to unavailability of bronchoscopic facilities, extraction of foreign body was postponed and persistent hypoxia led to irreversible brain damage, seizures and finally death. This report reveals the key role of physicians in prompt diagnosis and the importance of early extraction of aspirated foreign bodies, even in asymptomatic cases, to prevent later complications and related mortality and morbidity. Conclusion: This report contains warning hints for professionals in different fields of medicine that deal with pediatric patients.
Journal title :
International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine
Serial Year :
2016
Link To Document :
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