[Recurrent pneumopathy of the middle lobe..]

Rev Pneumol Clin. 1999 Jun;55(3):187-8.
[Article in French]


We report a case of a persistent middle-lobar pneumonia, which did not respond to antibiotics. Only a second bronchial endoscopy, with a third thoracic densitometry and histopathological results give the final diagnostic of tracheobronchial foreign body. The choking history happened more than 10 months before. The bronchoscopic extraction restablished the patient.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Bronchi*
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Foreign Bodies / diagnosis*
  • Foreign Bodies / diagnostic imaging
  • Foreign Bodies / therapy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pneumonia / diagnosis*
  • Pneumonia / diagnostic imaging
  • Radiography, Thoracic
  • Recurrence
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Trachea*