A Key to the Large Airway!Elsayed, Hany MD, FRCS Cth* †; Mushtaq, Roofa FRCA‡; Shackcloth, Michael FRCS Cth§Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology: October 2010 - Volume 17 - Issue 4 - p 367 doi: 10.1097/LBR.0b013e3181f316d0 Letters to the Editor Author Information Departments of *Cardiothoracic ‡Anaesthetic §Cardiothoracic Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital Liverpool, UK †Department of Thoracic Surgery Ain Shams University Cairo, Egypt To the Editor: Heavy consumption of alcohol can always be hazardous and is a known risk factor for foreign body aspiration. We report here an unrecorded complication of alcohol of a whole key aspirated by a drunken patient after his friend put it in his beer. A 25-year-old man presented to the emergency department with an attack of mild hemoptysis. A chest x-ray (Fig. 1) showed an unusual finding of a whole key in his right main bronchus. His friend accompanying him admitted putting the key in his beer when the patient was drunk in the pub 3 days earlier as a joke! A rigid bronchoscopy was performed and the key was found to lie in the right main bronchus (Fig. 2) and was uneventfully extracted. Figure 1 Figure 2 Hany Elsayed, MD, FRCS Cth* † Roofa Mushtaq, FRCA‡ Michael Shackcloth, FRCS Cth§ Departments of *Cardiothoracic ‡Anaesthetic §Cardiothoracic Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital Liverpool, UK †Department of Thoracic Surgery Ain Shams University Cairo, Egypt© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Article Outline Source A Key to the Large Airway! Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology. 17(4):367, October 2010. Full-Size Email + Favorites Export View in Gallery Email to a Colleague Colleague's E-mail is Invalid Your Name: (optional) Your Email: Colleague's Email: Separate multiple e-mails with a (;). Message: Thought you might appreciate this item(s) I saw at Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology. Send a copy to your email Your message has been successfully sent to your colleague. Some error has occurred while processing your request. Please try after some time. Add Item(s) to: An Existing Folder A New Folder Folder Name: Description: The item(s) has been successfully added to "".