CT Case Studies: Inhaled Foreign Body – Lobster Shell



Patient presentation:

  • Suffering from a persistent cough after inhaling a lobster shell
  • Presented for a CT scan of the chest

A chest CT scan was performed without contrast, showing a foreign body in the right lower lobe bronchus, consistent with a piece of lobster shell. There was extensive mucous demonstrated throughout the right lower lobe. The patient was referred to emergency for further assessment.