Extraction of large tracheal foreign bodies through a tracheostoma under bronchoscopic control.

Abstract

Despite various technical manipulations through contemporary endoscopic equipment, large tracheal foreign bodies may be lost during bronchoscopic extraction, with a 1 to 2% in-hospital mortality. Recently, emergency tracheostomy was performed during bronchoscopy after a tracheal foreign body had become dislodged in the subglottic region causing blockage of… (More)

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