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Case report


Non‑resolving Findings in a Long‑term Radiographic Follow‑up of an Infant with Acute Paraffin Oil Aspiration

George StathisKonstantinos N. PriftisMaria MoustakiEfthymia Alexopoulou
Departments of Radiology, Pediatrics, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, General University Hospital “ATTIKON”, Chaidari, GR 124 62, Athens, Greece
Date of Submission: 07-Oct-2013, Date of Acceptance: 17-Oct-2013, Date of Web Publication: 30-Jan-2014.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

George Stathis

E-mail: stathisgrg@gmail.com

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

George Stathis

E-mail: stathisgrg@gmail.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.126028 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Acute lipoid pneumonia (LP) in children is a rare disorder caused by the aspiration of oil‑based substances and is difficult to diagnose due to non‑specific clinical symptoms and radiological findings. We report the case of a 5‑month‑old male infant with acute LP caused by accidental aspiration of a large amount of mineral oil. We present the imaging findings in the computed tomography scans performed during his hospitalization and focus on the residual abnormalities seen on a scan performed 7‑years after the incident. This, to the best of our knowledge, is the longest follow‑up report of an acute exogenous LP patient and the only case that demonstrates non‑resolving abnormalities in a pediatric patient after a single acute episode of mineral oil aspiration.
Keywords: Aspiration, children, lipoid pneumonia, mineral oil

Cited in 1 Document

  1. Gen Lu, Yaping Xie, Li Huang, Zhijie Tong, Zhiwei Xie, Jialu Yu and Peiqiong Wu (2016) Study of Acute Exogenous Lipoid Pneumonia. Indian J Pediatr 83(8):787. doi: 10.1007/s12098-015-2028-4

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