Case Report

‘Turban’Pin Aspiration: Three Case Report


  • Gülşah İnan
  • Mehmet Ergin
  • Ali Çelik
  • Ahmet Demircan
  • Sedat Demircan

Received Date: 25.03.2009 Accepted Date: 04.01.2010 Eurasian J Emerg Med 2010;9(3):152-154

Aspiration of foreign bodies into the tracheobronchial system is a serious clinical condition which may be fatal and needs to be treated urgently. Case reports about aspiration of pins related to wearing ‘turbans’ (religious headscarfs) in Muslim countries are present in the literature. This report includes three cases of women with aspiration of ‘turban’ pins and evaluates the diagnosis and treatment of foreign body aspiration into the tracheobronchial system in the light of recent literature.

Keywords: Aspiration of needle, emergency department, turban, urgent bronchoscopy