volume 18, issue 1, P14-19 2014
DOI: 10.17986/blm.2013181263
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Haşim Asil, Çağlar Özdemir, İbrahim Üzün, Hakan Kar, Mete Korkut Gülmen

Abstract: Massive aspiration of food is rare, but most common in people under the influence of alcohol or a drug and comatose patients who have impaired functioning of the central nervous system. The finding of small amounts of food material in the airway at autopsy does not indicate the true vital aspiration because of agonal or even early post-mortem overspills. Occlusion of the small airways, mainly the membranous and respiratory bronchioles, partial or total filling of bronchiolar lumen and the alveolar spaces with …

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