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Lung India Official publication of Indian Chest Society  
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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 111-113

Unusual Bronchial Foreign Body - A Case Report

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Deepak Murthy

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Prolonged lower respiratory tract infection with radiological signs of non-resolving pneumonia in an old man leads one to suspect a neoplasm of the lung. In such a patient chance finding of a foreign body on a routine diagnostic fibreoptic flexible bronchoscopy is a rare occurence. A case report of a 70 year old man with an areca nut (Areca catechu) lodged in his right lower lobe bronchus masquerading as a tumour is presented

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