Delayed presentation of foreign body aspiration in an adult
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Foreign body (FB) aspiration in adults is usually associated with predisposing risk factors like old age, alcohol and/or sedative abuse, obtunded neurological status, psychiatric illness or poor dentition. Generally, the manifestations of the symptoms of FB aspiration are immediate. We present a case of unsuspected FB aspiration in an adult female with no predisposing factors who presented with recurrent pnuemonitis after 6 years of aspiration. Failure to remove the embedded foreign body endoscopically on multiple attempts necessitated lobectomy under balanced general anaesthesia technique...

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