Computed tomography (CT) of the lung revealed a lesion with obstructive pneumonia
in the left inferior lobe accompanied by mediastinal and left pulmonary hilar lymphadenopathies [Figure 1]a.
James' official cause of death was acute myocardial disease and congestive, obstructive pneumonia
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Diagnosis of foreign body aspiration is often delayed in adults, due to the nonspecific nature of symptoms, nonemergent presentation, and broad range of differential diagnoses (e.g., unresolved infectious pneumonia, lung abscess, obstructive pneumonia
secondary to inflammatory disorders, or neoplasms).
While waiting for the diagnostic bronchoscopy, he required tracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation due to atelectasis and obstructive pneumonia
(Figures 2(a) and 2(b)).
Endobronchial foreign body is one of the suspected causes of persistent obstructive pneumonia
The majority of cancer patients who develop post obstructive pneumonia
are inoperable at time of presentation.
All of these patients had high smoking score and they presented with features of obstructive pneumonia
. The increase prevalence of malignancy may be due to high smoking score in the study population.
Prominent foamy macrophage within peribronchiolar alveolar spaces (ie, microscopic obstructive pneumonia
) is another finding that frequently attests to the presence of bronchiolitis and physiologic airflow obstruction in patients with hypersensitivity pneumonia.
Is it when I have metastatic cancer, or when I get obstructive pneumonia
from the cancer, or when I am septic from the pneumonia?
In the present case, obstructive pneumonia
is the main symptom.
Furthermore, chronic throat symptoms , back pain , Brown-Sequard syndrome , Horner syndrome , intracranial hypotension [29, 30], chronic obstructive pneumonia
, traumatic thoracic aortic rupture , esophageal perforation , and acute urinary retention  have been described as osteophytic complications.
(5) Other clues for FBA that can be obtained from a chest radiograph include: air trapping, atelectasis, pneumomediastinum, and obstructive pneumonia
, especially recurrent obstructive pneumonia
involving the same region in cases of silent FBA.