Removal of Impacted Foreign Body by Bronchoscopic Modalities


1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine,

2 Tracheal Disease Research Center, NRITLD, Shahid Beheshti University M.C. TEHRAN-IRAN.


Foreign Body (FB) aspiration is a life threatening event. Long interval between aspiration and removal can result in formation of granulation tissue around the FB. It can significantly affect the lung structure and manifest as a medical problem requiring surgery and increasing the related complications. It may also limit the visual field and extraction maneuver by flexible bronchoscope. In this case series we report 4 cases of FB aspiration in which FB is covered with granulation tissue and we also discuss different strategies to successful removal of these objects. (Tanaffos 2009; 8(4):60-64)