Kim Sola M.D.; Sahn, Steven A. M.D.Journal of Bronchology: April 1996 Brief Report: PDF Only Free Abstract Retrieval of a foreign body from the tracheobronchial tree of the adult patient is traditionally performed by rigid bronchoscopy, although flexible bronchoscopy using a variety of specialized instruments has been an effective and increasingly advocated method. We report the controlled evacuation of an aspirated tooth using only the flexible bronchoscope and routine vacuum pressure as the extraction implement. © Williams & Wilkins 1996. All Rights Reserved.