Volume 14, Issue 1 And 2 (March 1990)                   Research in Medicine 1990, 14(1 And 2): 51-55 | Back to browse issues page

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Hakimi M. The Danger of the Shedding Decidous Teeth Aspiration into the Bronchus and a Case Report of a Chronic Pneumonia in this Regard. Research in Medicine 1990; 14 (1 and 2) :51-55
URL: http://pejouhesh.sbmu.ac.ir/article-1-2442-en.html
Dept. of Pediatric infectious Diseases, Labbafi Nejad Hospital,Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences,Tehran,Iran.
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The possibility of the shedding primary teeth aspirated into the bronchus is not taken into the consideration sofar as this matter could happen, particularly when it occurs without initial respiratory symptoms, or this episod may be forgotten. Tooth is a nonirritating foreign body and may produce few symptoms even after a prolonged time in the bronchus. Shedding primary teeth usually are only the crowns, their roots are naturally rcsorbed and they are smaller and irregular. The physicians arc not so much familiar with the morphology of the crown of these teeth and their calcification radiologically in the chest film, especially when there is nutritional, developmental and hereditary problems, in which shedding of the primary teeth happen in the younger ages, so; the possibility of the aspiration is hi i;her. Case report; An 8 year old girl, refcred to our pediatric infectious ward as a case of chronic preemonitis, carcfcel observation of the lateral chest film revealed. An opacity in the hilar area similar to the crown of a molar teeth. Our inquiring revcilcd the history a tooth extraction there was no history of and acute respiratory problem in the dentistry. Regarding the foreign body aspiration bronchoscopy done and a rootresorbed primary molar tooth was taken out from the right lower bronchus. 
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Interdisciplinary (Educational Management, Educational research, Statistics, Medical education
Received: 1989/08/14 | Accepted: 1990/01/21 | Published: 1990/08/21

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