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Acute airway obstruction due to Ascaris Lumbricoides in a ventilated child

Srinovianti, Noerdin and Mat Nor, Mohd Basri (2002) Acute airway obstruction due to Ascaris Lumbricoides in a ventilated child. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 1 (1). pp. 1-3. ISSN 1823-4631

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Ascaris lumbricoides or roundworm is a nematode causing infestation in about 1.3 billion people worldwide. We report a case of a 7-year-old patient who had head injury. He was admitted to the intensive care unit for mechanical ventilation after craniotomy and evacuation of extradural haemorrhage at the left temporoparietal area. While weaning off mechanical ventilation two days after admission, he developed an acute airway obstruction. Flexible bronchoscopy revealed a tube like foreign body obstructing the right and left bronchus. Emergency rigid bronchoscopy under general anaesthesia extracted an eight-centimetre long Ascaris lumbricoides. The patient’s ventilation and oxygenation improved drastically and he was discharged home 3 weeks later.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5608/312
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ascaris lumbricoides, airway, obstriction, ventilation
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Depositing User: Dr. Mohd Basri Mat Nor
Date Deposited: 31 May 2011 15:27
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2017 16:40
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/312

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