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CASE REPORT
Year : 1997  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 77-79

Spontaneous expulsion of intrabronchial metallic foreign body: A case report


1 Department of Surgery, King Fahd Hospital of the University, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of ENT, King Fahd Hospital of the University, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

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Maha A Hadi
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Saudi Arabia
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PMID: 23008577

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Inhalation of metallic foreign bodies is a rare event occurring mostly in children, and often requires early surgical intervention to avoid complications. We report a case of spontaneous expectoration of an intrabronchial metallic nail in an adult, 2 hours after inhalation.


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