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Fogarty catheter for a difficult bronchial foreign body removal:.(case report)

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Author(s): Arbabi SH. | Ashjaei B. | Mamishi S.

Journal: Tehran University Medical Journal
ISSN 1683-1764

Volume: 65;
Issue: Sup 2;
Start page: 65;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: Endobronchial | foreign bodies | fogarty catheter

ABSTRACT
Background: There are many methods for removal of tracheobronchial foreign bodies but there are many situations where removal of a foreign body seems impossible and may require a major surgical procedure. Familiarity with each method improves physician decision making.Case: A 17 months old baby with a history of foreign body aspiration suffered from long term pneumonia. There was a round shape foreign body in bronchoscopic view that could not be removed with standard methods, but was removed by application of Fogarty catheterConclusion: Removal of round, spherical foreign bodies may be performed by Fogarty Catheter preventing surgical intervention.
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