Rigid bronchoscopy is one of the best method of removal of foreign body
airway as it ensures patency of the airways during removal, prevents the foreign body
from damaging the mucosa as the foreign body
is usually pulled into the lumen of the bronchoscope and ensures adequate ventilation during the procedure1,2.
Patients who presented with history of foreign body
in ear, nose and throat to the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at MOSC Medical College Hospital, Kolenchery during the period of three years i.
When performed by a clinician who is familiar with the use of appropriate endoscopic equipment and techniques, endoscopic foreign body
removal proved to be an effective, safe, and minimally invasive procedure, considered superior to traditional proventriculotomy/ventriculotomy.
Esophageal perforation by foreign body
allows introduction of pathogens into the mediastinum, which results in life-threatening mediastinitis.
The swallowing of a foreign body
is a frequent reason for presentation at the emergency department.
A CT scan revealed that the foreign body
had penetrated the left ethmoidal sinus through the medial wall of the orbit and reached the anterior skull base, with about 8 mm penetrating into the intracranial region [Figure 1]a,[Figure 1]b,[Figure 1]c.
It was decided to surgically remove the foreign body
and written informed consent from the patient was obtained.
In other cases, segmental resection with primary anastomosis using surgical staplers might seem appropriate especially in cases of perforation with foreign body
As a rule, removal of a foreign body
from the rectum requires experience, with particular care when using various means of extraction, to minimize damage to the mucous membrane.
Conclusion: Foreign body
aspiration history should be questioned in pediatric age group who are followed up and treated due to lung infection.
Tracheobronchial foreign body
aspiration (FBA) is a common and life-threatening problem among children.
Corneal opacity was observed around the site of foreign body