Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Chronic cough

Pneumonia on Imaging, Endobronchial Tumour on Bronchoscopy but Actually a Foreign Body – a Case Report

Dr. Robin Singh Bhatti, Dr. Mahavir Bagrecha, Dr. Harshmeet Singh Gujral

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.