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Inhaled foreign bodies
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    The lateral decubitus film to determine the presence of air trapping
    • Jayesh M Bhatt, Consultant Respiratory Paediatricain
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      • VikkiAnn Lee, Penny Broadley

    Dear Editor,

    Williams [1] highlights the key points in the management of inhaled foreign bodies (FB). One of the important points is to request inspiratory and expiratory chest radiographs if FB aspiration is suspected. Because young children are unable to co-operate, paired inspiratory and expiratory films are not always possible. The lateral decubitus film is a useful and convenient method to determine the presence of...

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