Foreign body aspiration

Foreign body aspiration is common children as they have the habit of keeping things in the mouth. The commonest material that is reported in the literature is peanuts. Common symptoms is persistent cough and respiratory distress (depends upon the type and size of the ingested material). This child presented with the history of cough for three weeks and persisten tachypnoea. On examination he had bronchial breath sound in the right infrascapular region. He was treated with various antibiotics. The chest xray shows the collapse consolitatin in the right lower zone and CT scan shows the changes. He coughed out the small piece of olive while in hospital the repeat chest x-ray shows the cleared previous area.