Commentary - Journal of Clinical Respiratory Medicine (2021) Volume 5, Issue 6
Risk Factors and Preoperative Measures of the Pulmonary Aspiration and the chemical pneumonitis.
The entry of material from the oropharynx or gastrointestinal tract, such as pharyngeal secretions, food or drink, or stomach contents, into the larynx (voice box) and lower respiratory tract, is known as pulmonary aspiration. The substance can be inhaled or introduced into the tracheobronchial tree using positive pressure ventilation. The aspirated material is commonly referred to as "going down the wrong pipe" when pulmonary aspiration occurs while consuming food. Pulmonary aspiration can result everything from no harm to chemical pneumonitis or pneumonia, as well as death from asphyxiation within minutes.Author(s): Bond Kimmons*