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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34-37

“Localised Bronchiectasis” - Time to Look Inside?


1 Postgraduate - Department of Respiratory Medicine, Asram Medical College, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Prof & HOD - Department of Respiratory Medicine, Asram Medical College, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India

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P Yugandhar
Prof & HOD - Department of Respiratory Medicine, Asram Medical College, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/WKMP-0215.309210

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Bronchiectasis is a well-known entity where the airways abnormally dilate, losing their natural function. The most common causes of non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis in the middle age group include secondary immunodeficiency, aspiration, and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA). An obstructive foreign body is an uncommon cause of Bronchiectasis and is often a missed diagnosis in localized disease. Foreign bodies can be missed making the diagnosis and treatment more challenging, and hence foreign body bronchiectasis should be considered in-patients presenting with focal disease. Here we describe a patient with a retained foreign body for a long duration of more than three decades. It was discovered through fiberoptic bronchoscopy with no significant aspiration history and nondiagnostic imaging of the chest.


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