A boy aged 1year presented with persistent cough, sputum and fever for last two months which is did not subside in spite of empirical mediacal therapy. For last 15 days symptoms started to aggravate and not responding to medical management. Chest X-ray showed a pin in the right main bronchus with more radiolucency of right lung. CT scan of chest revealed radiodense linear opacity in the right lower lobe primary and secondary bronchus with partial collapse consolidation of right lower lobe medial basal and lateral basal segment. Rigid bronchoscopic removal was tried but failed. Ultimately thoracotomy was done to remove the foreign body.
International Journal of Pharmacology, Phytochemistry and Ethnomedicine (Volume 1)
S. K. Kar et al., "Inhalation of Pin - A Rare Case Report", International Journal of Pharmacology, Phytochemistry and Ethnomedicine, Vol. 1, pp. 23-26, 2015