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Unforeseen scenario in removal of a tracheobronchial foreign body.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
1816-5370
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Publication Date
Volume
16
Issue
1
Identifiers
PMID: 18245692
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Tracheobronchial foreign body aspirations occur most commonly in children but under certain circumstances, are seen in adults. Majority of patients can successfully be managed via bronchoscopy. However, unexpected complications may develop during the removal procedure. We describe an unusual complication encountered during the removal procedure of an inhaled scarf pin in the trachea of a 23-year old woman. Crucial removal procedure is implicated and awareness of this rare complication is emphasized.

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