Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 42(5); 1995 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 1995;42(5):772-776.
DOI:    Published online October 1, 1995.
A Case of Removal of Pushpin by Flexible Bronchoscopy.
Seong Bin Hong, Joon Ho Song, Seung Min Kwak, Chul Ho Cho
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Inha University, Sungnam, Korea.
Aspiration of foreign body, a clinical problem seen more commonly in the pediatric age group, is infrequently seen in the adult population. Although rigid bronchoscopy has been the mainstay of treatment, recently, easier manipulation, greater range of visulization, flexibility, topical anesthesia has made flexible bronchoscopy of choice for dealing with aspirated foreign body in adult. Operation increase morbidity and mortality, delay foreigh body removal. A 41-year old male was admitted to this hospital due to aspiration of pushpin. He showed high opaque density protruding in the orifice of right lower lobar bronchus. We report a case of foreign body removal by flexible bronchoscopy with brief review of the literature.
Key Words: Foreign body, Flexible bronchoscopy

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