Friday, September 9, 2011

Tracheal Foreign Body - CT Scan with 3D.

CT scan axial soft tissue window of 7 Months old male child with history of foreign body aspiration with asymptomatic baby showing linier metallic foreign body oriented vertically in the center with patent lumen on either side. 

Coronal reformatted CT scan soft tissue window well delineate the vertical extent of the foreign body

Minimum intensity projection (minIP) image showing the foreign body. 

3D Volume rendered image showing showing the foreign body. 

Virtual bronchoscopy showing showing the foreign body (arrow). 

Extraction by bronchoscopy is the treatment of choice for tracheal foreign bodies

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