When tracheotomy was the only resort in paediatric tracheo-bronchial foreign body: case report
Keywords:Foreign body, Pen cap, Pediatric, Bronchoscopy, Sub-glottis, Tracheotomy
The pediatric individual is likely to present with an aspirated foreign body that maybe oriented as such that it may necessitate often an alternate route for removal. Rigid bronchoscopy with jet ventilation is the intervention undertaken at the earliest. In wide caliber foreign bodies a different approach has to be adopted. Tracheotomy, thoracotomy, bronchotomy and pneumonectomy are the next level procedures. A cervical tracheostomy had to be undertaken in a child with a week old impacted conical tail cap of a ball point pen.
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