Successful Removal of a Pulmonary Foreign Body Using C-arm-guided flexible bronchoscopy from distal airways of a Seven-Year-Old Boy: A Case Report

Successful Removal of a Pulmonary Foreign Body Using C-arm-guided flexible bronchoscopy from distal airways of a Seven-Year-Old Boy: A Case Report

Arda Kiani1; Fatemeh Razavi2; Hossein Mehravaran2; Behrooz Farzanegan3; Alireza Nikzad Jamnani4; Atefeh Fakharian2; Negar Bandegani2 ; Atefeh Abedini2

۱Tracheal Diseases Research Center, National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (NRITLD), Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

۲Chronic Respiratory Diseases Research Center, National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (NRITLD), Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

۳Respiratory Diseases Research Center, National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (NRITLD), Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Abstract:

Introduction: Foreign body aspiration into the respiratory tract is a life-threatening condition and an important cause of morbidity and mortality due to the suffocation in the pediatric age.

Case report: In this article, we present a foreign body aspiration case in which the distal impacted endobronchial foreign body has been retrieved, using rat tooth forceps under C-arm-guided flexible bronchoscopy after the failure of two previous interventions.

Conclusions: Therefore, early recognition and appropriate intervention are crucial for the successful extraction of an endobronchial foreign body.

Key words: Foreign body aspiration; Bronchoscopy (D001999); Children (D002648); Case Report