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Informative Article | Medicine Science | India | Volume 3 Issue 11, November 2014
Combined use of a Fogarty Balloon Catheter, Bronchoscope, and Tracheostomy for the Controlled Retrieval of an Endobronchial Foreign Body: A Case Report
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
Edition: Volume 3 Issue 11, November 2014,
Pages: 338 - 339