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Year : 1996  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 23-28

Foreign bodies in the air passage of children


Park Children Centre for Treatment and Research, Calcutta

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AK Basu
Park Children Centre for Treatment and Research, Calcutta

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ABSTRACT: Seventy-two children between the ages of three months and four years had bronchoscopy for suspected foreign bodies (F.B.) in their air passages between December 1988 and September 1995. Sixty two of them had foreign bodies in their air passage. In forty eight of these patients a specific history of inhalation of F.B. were present. Reduced air entry on the affected side was present in fifty eight patients who had F.B. in the bronchus. F.B. could be removed by bronchoscopy in sixty patients. In one patient, it was removed by bronchotomy while in another patient a right upper lobectomy had to be pulmonary suppuration. Peanut was the commonest F.B. removed. Post bronchoscopy complications include incomplete removal in three, failure in one and stridor in eleven. There was no mortality






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