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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 244-248

Groundnut as the commonest foreign body of tracheobronchial tree in winter in Northern India. An analysis of fourteen cases.

Department of E.N.T., Pt. B.D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak 124001, India

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S P Gulati
Department of E.N.T., Pt. B.D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak 124001
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In Northern India, in an institution like ours which receives quite a number of patients from surrounding rural areas, we found groundnut as the most common foreign body of tracheobronchial tree in children particularly in winter months of October to January. This article attempts to address the potential hazard of groundnut inhalation in children.

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