Removal of tracheobronchial foreign bodies in adults using a flexible bronchoscope: experience with 200 cases in China.

@article{Dong2012RemovalOT,
  title={Removal of tracheobronchial foreign bodies in adults using a flexible bronchoscope: experience with 200 cases in China.},
  author={Yu-chao Dong and Guo-Wu Zhou and Chong Bai and Hai-dong Huang and Qin-Ying Sun and Yi Huang and Yi-ping Han and Qiang Hua Li},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={51 18},
  pages={2515-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Tracheobronchial foreign bodies (FBs) are frequently present in adults. This study reports our experience with the managements of FB and FB-related complications using flexible bronchoscopy. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the adult patients with FBs treated between 2001 and 2011 in China. The demographic and endoscopic data were collected and analyzed. RESULTS A total of 200 adult patients (136 men and 64 women) with an average age of 51 years were analyzed. The most common… CONTINUE READING

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