G. Senthilkumaran 1, A.B. Zawawi 2
1-Registrar in Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A.J. 2-Department of Surgery, faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A.J.
Garyounis Medical Journal Vol 5, No.2. July 1982:25-31
This is a retrospective study of foreign bodies of upper air and food passages, in Benghazi, Libya, which shows that foreign bodies were more common in children – below 5 years of age, due to negligence. They were more common in the esophagus than the bronchus. In the case of foreign bodies of the esophagus, it was found that coins were the commonest type encountered, Coins were usually found in children, while in adults meat pieces were common. Peanuts were the usual foreign bodies encountered in the bronchus. In both the esophagus and the bronchus, all the foreign bodies were of exogenous origin. As the commonest site of obstruction, it was the upper third in the case of esophagus and the right main bronchus in the case of bronchus. The cause of negative esophagoscopy was either due to foreign. bodies been passed onto the stomach or probably due to traumatic dysphagia. Negative bronchoscopy was mainly due to bronchopneumonia and secretions, imitating clinical picture of foreign body.
Keywords: Case Study of Foreign bodies of Upper Air and Food Passages in Benghazi