Airway Foreign Body Removal , in Childhood, with a Rigid Bronchoscope

Aspiration of a foreign body is a common problem in the pediatric population. Especially, infant and young children are injured more frequent by a foreign body in the airway.[1] A delay in the diagnosis of an aspirated foreign body can increase morbidity and mortality, ranging from life-threatening airway obstruction to recurrent infection and wheezing or coughing.[2] Early diagnosis and treatment is important if the clinical history suggests foreign body aspiration, even if physical and radiologic findings are negative.

Author(s): Fadi Bitar

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