Aspiration of a foreign object is uncommon in a patient with a tracheostomy. The following case history describes the consequences of failure to diagnose an aspirated object and how the aspiration of an exfoliated tooth can occur despite the presence of a tracheostomy tube. Dentists play an important role in preventing foreign body aspiration in debilitated patients.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Special Care in Dentistry|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1997|
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