Raman Wadhera, Sharad Hernot, Sat Paul Gulati, Vijay Kalra, Madhuri Kaintura, Aditi Singla
Abstract: The inhalation of foreign body into the tracheobronchial tree presents a life-threatening situation. A satisfactory outcome requires the timely and atraumatic removal of the offending agent. The morbidity associated with present methods of dealing with this problem is well documented. A case is illustrated describing the efficacy and simplicity of technique of endoscopic extraction with the aid of a fogarty embolectomy catheter and tracheostomy.
Keywords: Foreign body, bronchoscopy, tracheostomy, and fogarty catheter