Adult foreign body aspirations treated for many years with the diagnosis of asthma: report of two cases

Metin B., Yildirim S., İNTEPE Y. S.

ACTA CLINICA BELGICA, vol.71, no.3, pp.178-181, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1179/2295333715y.0000000068
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.178-181
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


While foreign body aspirations are mostly seen in children, they are also observed in adulthood, but in a rare frequency. As it can be asymptomatic for a long time, it can also be confused with many clinical conditions, such as asthma, which can cause chronic cough. Various complications, such as bronchiectasis and pneumonia, can develop in the presence of long-standing aspirated foreign body. In this study, we present two cases one of whom diagnosed with asthma and treated for 30 years, and the other diagnosed with asthma and treated for 10 years. Although no pulmonary complications developed in our first case, bronchiectasis in the right middle lobe developed in our second case.