Utilization of endobronchial electrocautery for removal of an impacted airway foreign body

  • Vijay Noel Nongpiur Department of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong, India.
  • Saurabh Mittal Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7979-6405
  • Karan Madan | drkaranmadan@gmail.com Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5330-6391
  • Anant Mohan Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
  • Vijay Hadda Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Abstract

Dear Editor,

Aspiration of a foreign body into the tracheobronchial tree can occur at any age, though it occurs more commonly in children. In small children, the foreign body commonly gets lodged in the central airways (trachea and mainstem bronchi); hence, the presentation is usually sudden onset of cough and dyspnea or even lifethreatening respiratory failure in an otherwise healthy child. A witnessed aspiration or a history of aspiration can usually be elicited.

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2020-07-31
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Bronchoscopy, foreign body, electrocautery
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Nongpiur, V. N., Mittal, S., Madan, K., Mohan, A., & Hadda, V. (2020). Utilization of endobronchial electrocautery for removal of an impacted airway foreign body. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, 90(3). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2020.1383

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