Gennaio 2015 - Volume XXXIV - numero 1

Medico e Bambino


Pagine elettroniche

Inalazione di corpo estraneo: uno "strano caso"

Gian Luca Benetti, Chiara Iozzi, Mario Atzeni

UO di Pediatria, Cecina (Piombino), Azienda USL 6 di Livorno

Indirizzo per corrispondenza: g.benetti@usl6.toscana.it

Foreign body inhalation: a “strange case”

Key words: Foreign body inhalation, Health education, Atelectasis, Incorrect manoeuvres, Epileptic seizure

Foreign body inhalation is a quite common event in chil-dhood, especially during the first years of life. It can cau-se complete airway obstruction and asphyxia resulting from a large object lodged in the trachea or larynx, which require real emergency for prompt removal; otherwise or bronchial occlusion that may cause pulmonary or bron-chial non-specific symptoms. In the present case, a 12-year-old boy inhaled a tooth during an epileptic seizure, not accidentally but as a result of an incorrect manoeuvre of his father in an attempt to prevent the tongue blocking the airways. The foreign body caused right lower lobe a-telectasis that resolved after bronchoscopic extraction. The paper points out the importance of health education to parents regarding the management of epileptic seizure in order to avoid such incorrect manoeuvre.

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G.L. Benetti, C. Iozzi, M. Atzeni Inalazione di corpo estraneo: uno "strano caso" . Medico e Bambino 2015;34(1):57-58 https://www.medicoebambino.com/?id=1501_57.pdf

Pagine elettroniche

Cuore e Turner: cosa c’è oltre la coartazione?

Elisabetta Mascheroni1,2, Emanuela Berton1, Gianluca Tornese1

1IRCCS Materno-Infantile “Burlo Garofolo”, Trieste
2Scuola di Specializzazione in Pediatria, Università di Trieste

Indirizzo per corrispondenza: elimascheroni@virgilio.it

Heart and Turner Syndrome: what's beyond coarctation?

Key words: Turner syndrome, Electrophysiological abnormality, QT prolongation

A young woman affected by Turner syndrome undergoes periodic cardiac monitoring. Her last ECG documented QT prolongation. QT prolongation is reported in patients with Turner syndrome. This electrophysiological abnor-mality is probably due to an intrinsic defect in the regula-tion of the cardiovascular system. Although a long QT is more likely to be found in these patients, no severe life-threatening tachyarrhythmias have been described so far. Paediatricians should reassure Turner patients about the prognosis of this electrophysiological abnormality while recommending the cardiologic follow up.

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E. Mascheroni, E. Berton, G. Tornese Cuore e Turner: cosa c’è oltre la coartazione?. Medico e Bambino 2015;34(1):57-58 https://www.medicoebambino.com/?id=1501_57.pdf


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