Keywords : Chronic cough
Pneumonia on Imaging, Endobronchial Tumour on Bronchoscopy but Actually a Foreign Body – a Case Report
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2023, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 818-823
Common cough being a common presenting complaint in pulmonary medicine is often misdiagnosed. Endobronchial foreign body is a rare diagnosis in adults and varies in presentation from patient to patient. We present a case of chronic cough in a 65 year old male being misdiagnosed as infective etiology on imaging, neoplastic mass on bronchoscopy eventually being diagnosed as a corn kernel in the subsegmental bronchus.
The case report highlights the value of a strong clinical suspicion to diagnose such cases and the importance a good experienced clinician in identifying such etiologies.