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
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Gen Lu, Yaping Xie, Li Huang, Zhijie Tong, Zhiwei Xie, Jialu Yu and Peiqiong Wu (2016) Study of Acute Exogenous Lipoid Pneumonia. Indian J Pediatr83(8):787. doi: 10.1007/s12098-015-2028-4
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