Bronchoscopy for Removal of Foreign Body in Lower Airway: A Retrospective Analysis

  • Shankar Ramasundram Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, 16150, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia & Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Hospital Tuanku Ja’afar, 74000, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
  • Sharmini Kuppusamy Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Hospital Tuanku Ja’afar, 74000, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia & Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Sivakumar Kumarsamy Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Hospital Tuanku Ja’afar, 74000, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
  • Valuyeetham Kamara Ambu Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Hospital Tuanku Ja’afar, 74000, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
  • Irfan Mohamad Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, 16150, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
Keywords: Foreign body aspiration; morbidity; rigid bronchoscopy

Abstract

Bronchoscopy is performed for diagnostic or therapeutic purpose. Therapeutic bronchoscopy is mainly done for removal of foreign body from lower airway. Both the condition and procedure itself are associated with high mortality and morbidity. The aim of the study was to audit data regarding demography, types and location of foreign body, onset of symptom, admission duration, clinical and investigation findings along with duration of ventilation. We also highlight on the complications pertaining to the condition in our series.

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science Vol.18(4) 2019 p.779-782

 

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2019-08-30
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Ramasundram, S., Kuppusamy, S., Kumarsamy, S., Ambu, V., & Mohamad, I. (2019). Bronchoscopy for Removal of Foreign Body in Lower Airway: A Retrospective Analysis. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 18(4), 779-782. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v18i4.42904
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