There are many difficult cases in the clinic because of the diversity of foreign bodies. The removal of a syringe cap is not so easy because there is always no hole at the closed end.
A 54-year-old man suddenly developed dyspnea during his treatment in the hospital.
Foreign body in the left main bronchus.
The foreign body was removed using fiberoptic bronchoscope together with gastroscope biopsy forceps.
A repeat CT showed well inflation of left lung.
The combined use of gastroscope biopsy forceps in trachea is more conducive to remove a foreign body similar to a syringe cap.
aDepartment of Neurosurgery
bDepartment of Neurological Intensive Care Unit, Liaocheng People's Hospital, Liaocheng, China.
∗Correspondence: Lusu Yao, Department of Neurological Intensive Care Unit, Liaocheng People's Hospital, Liaocheng 252000, China(e-mail: email@example.com).
Abbreviations: CT = computed tomography, FB = foreign body, FBA = foreign body aspiration.
How to cite this article: Hao G, Tang L, Ji Z, Zhu J, Yao L. Endobronchial foreign body removal using fiberoptic bronchoscope together with gastroscope biopsy forceps. Medicine. 2019;98:40(e17424).
The patient has provided informed consent for publication of the case.
The study was approved by the ethics committee of Liaocheng People's Hospital.
The authors have no funding and conflicts of interest to disclose.
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