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An unusual case of a tracheobronchial foreign body

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W. H. R. De Silva ,

National hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL), LK
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Registrar in ENT
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R. P. Dayasena,

National hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL), LK
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Consultant ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
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S. Jayathilaka,

National hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL), LK
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Consultant Anaesthetist
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P. T. P. Gunarathna

National hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL), LK
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Registrar in Anaesthesiology
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Abstract

We herein report a case of an unusual tracheal foreign body in a 42-year-old patient who after having undergone surgery for a tongue base malignancy presented following discharge with progressively worsened intractable cough. A chest x ray revealed a foreign body (FB) extending from glottis through the trachea up to the right bronchi. Awake fiberoptic bronchoscopic FB removal was done and the tube was recovered as a whole delivered through the oral cavity. It was 2/3rd the length of an airway exchanger catheter (AEC) used during the trial of extubation.
How to Cite: De Silva, W.H.R., Dayasena, R.P., Jayathilaka, S. and Gunarathna, P.T.P., 2019. An unusual case of a tracheobronchial foreign body. Ceylon Journal of Otolaryngology, 8(1), pp.42–47. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cjo.v8i1.5290
Published on 28 Dec 2019.
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