Unusual method in tracheo-bronchial foreign body aspiration management
Tracheo-bronchial foreign body aspiration could be a life-threatening condition that occurs mainly in children. Prompt diagnosis and intervention through foreign body retrieval are critical to prevent probable morbidity and mortality. The retrieval procedure could be difficult depending on the shape and consistency of the foreign body material. Surgeons can utilize special tools to help in the extraction of tracheo-bronchial foreign bodies. We present here a child patient who accidentally aspirated a plastic bead. He underwent successful retrieval of the foreign body using a Fogarty embolectomy catheter introduced through a rigid bronchoscope.
Keywords: Foreign body; aspiration; tracheo-bronchial foreign body