Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Summary | Open Access

Chronic Cough due to Fish Bone Incarcerated in the Bronchi Diagnosed by Bronchoscope - A Case Report

Hairong Cai1,2, Zhenye Zhan3, Yajie Luo3, Yongning Guo1, Zicong Zhao1, Yanhong Chen1, Jieqin Zhuang1, Shuai Zhao1,2 and Bojun Chen1,2*

1Second Clinical Medical College, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, China
2Department of Emergency, Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, China
3Panyu District Central Hospital, China

*Correspondance to: Bojun Chen 

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Abstract

Introduction: The causes of chronic cough are complicated, bronchoscope plays an important role in diagnosing specific types of chronic cough.Case
Presentation: A 41-year-old man who diagnosed as bronchitis presented to our institution with chronic cough for six months. Six month ago, he had a transient cough and bloody sputum after eating fish porridge. The physical examination revealed that the patient’s neck and left lung could smell sonorous. Bronchoscopy revealed a fish bone surrounded by granulation tissue in the left upper of the left lung, diagnosis of bronchial foreign body was established. His symptoms had disappeared 1-month follow-up.Conclusion: This case study indicates that bronchoscope and medical history can be helpful in detecting specific types of chronic cough.

Keywords:

Chronic cough; Bronchial foreign body; Fish bone; Bronchoscopy; Case report

Citation:

Cai H, Zhan Z, Luo Y, Guo Y, Zhao Z, Chen Y, et al. Chronic Cough due to Fish Bone Incarcerated in the Bronchi Diagnosed by Bronchoscope - A Case Report. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2019; 4: 1585.

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