publication . Article . 1995

Aspiration of barium contrast medium in an elderly man with disordered swallowing

Bağcı Ceyhan, B.; Çelikel, T.; Koç, M.; Ahıskalı, R.; Biren, T.; Ataizi Çelikel, Ç.;
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  • Published: 30 Jun 1995
  • Publisher: Marmara Üniversitesi
Abstract
The aspiration of contrast medium during the investigation of gastrointestinal diseases is a well recognized hazard, particularly in patients with swallowing disorders. A case is reported in which accidental aspiration of contrast barium occurred owing to disordered swallowing in an elderly man. The infiltration on chest x-ray persisted 2 years after barium contrast aspiration. Inflammatory reaction and retractile, granular material observed in lung biopsy specimens suggested barium-induced pneumonitis.It is concluded that particular care should be taken in the radiological examination of such patients
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: digestive, oral, and skin physiologyotorhinolaryngologic diseases
free text keywords: Aspiration,barium contrast,pneumonitis
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