J Korean Radiol Soc.  2008 May;58(5):495-501.

CT Findings of Foreign Bodies in the Chest: A Pictorial Essay

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Cheonan Hospital, Soonchunhyang Univesity, Korea. ytokim@schch.co.kr

Abstract

The most common causes of tracheobronchial foreign bodies are peanuts in children, and meat and dentures in adults. The most common causes of esophageal foreign bodies are coins in children and meat in adults. It is possible to diagnose a foreign body by visualization on a chest radiograph, if the foreign bodies are radioopaque. However, if the foreign bodies are radiolucent and the patients do not remember the history of aspiration, it is important to evaluate CT findings for foreign bodies and their complications. We describe the CT findings of various thoracic foreign bodies in children and adults.

Keyword

Foreign bodies; Thorax; Computed tomography (CT)

MeSH Terms

Adult
Arachis
Child
Dentures
Foreign Bodies
Humans
Meat
Numismatics
Thorax
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