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Sand Aspiration

Searcey BKS - MedPix (2008)

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Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Sand Aspiration

History: A 34 year old man injured by a blast - he was facing the explosion when it went off.

Findings: The chest x-ray was "negative" and is not included in this report. Chest CT imaging, obtained with the patient lying supine, revealed radiopaque material lining the dependant portions of the trachea as well as the main stem bronchi and bronchioles. No particulate matter was noted within the sinuses.

Ddx: • Sand Aspiration • Drowning • Blast Lung

Dxhow: Bronchoscopy

Exam: He arrived with a Glasgow coma score of 15 and hypotensive. Physical exam on arrival revealed injuries consistent with the blast including multiple injuries to the face, left flank, back, left lower extremity, and an open distal tibia and fibula fracture with a retained foreign body. The bronchoscopy was notable for mild mucosal inflammation and a finding of yellow “mud” adherent to both the tracheal wall and the upper bronchi.

No MeSH data available.


There is abnormal hyperattenuating material in the treacheobronchial tree.
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Sand Aspiration

Searcey BKS - MedPix (2008)

There is abnormal hyperattenuating material in the treacheobronchial tree.
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MPX1349_synpic45565: There is abnormal hyperattenuating material in the treacheobronchial tree.

View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Sand Aspiration

History: A 34 year old man injured by a blast - he was facing the explosion when it went off.

Findings: The chest x-ray was "negative" and is not included in this report. Chest CT imaging, obtained with the patient lying supine, revealed radiopaque material lining the dependant portions of the trachea as well as the main stem bronchi and bronchioles. No particulate matter was noted within the sinuses.

Ddx: • Sand Aspiration • Drowning • Blast Lung

Dxhow: Bronchoscopy

Exam: He arrived with a Glasgow coma score of 15 and hypotensive. Physical exam on arrival revealed injuries consistent with the blast including multiple injuries to the face, left flank, back, left lower extremity, and an open distal tibia and fibula fracture with a retained foreign body. The bronchoscopy was notable for mild mucosal inflammation and a finding of yellow “mud” adherent to both the tracheal wall and the upper bronchi.

No MeSH data available.