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Table 1 Chest CT findings as indicators of aspiration status

From: Effect of aspiration on the lungs in children: a comparison using chest computed tomography findings

  Food Aspiration Saliva Aspiration
  Aspirator
(n = 48)
Nonaspirator
(n = 37)
Aspirator
(n = 26)
Nonaspirator
(n = 59)
Chest CT findings
Parenchymal band 5(10.42) 1(2.70) 2(7.69) 4(6.78)
Bronchiolectasis 13(27.08) 14(37.84) 11(42.31) 16(27.12)
Bronchial wall thickening 27(56.25) 19(51.35) 20(76.92) 26(44.07)
Bronchiectasis 1(2.08) 1(2.70) 0(0) 2(3.39)
Atelectasis 11(22.92) 6(16.22) 9(34.62) 8(13.56)
Tree-in-bud pattern 4(8.33) 4(10.81) 1(3.85) 7(11.86)
Intraluminal airway debris 4(8.33) 0(0) 3(11.54) 1(1.69)
Other findings 2(4.17) 2(5.41) 3(11.54) 1(1.69)
  1. The data are presented as the number (percentage) of participants.
  2. CT, computed tomography.