Aspirated tooth removal from airway through tracheotomy and flexible bronchoscopy

E. Tal-Or, Y. Schwarz, Y. Bloom, Y. Kluger, V. Roodik, P. Sorkin

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Abstract

Aspiration of a tooth in facial trauma is a known complication. A complicated case of tooth aspiration with a compromised airway in a 28-year- old woman is described. The tooth was in the left main bronchus. A special technique involving flexible bronchoscopy, Fogarty catheter, and tracheotomy was used to extract the tooth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1029-1030
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Volume40
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Flexible bronchoscopy
  • Fogarty catheter
  • Foreign body
  • Tooth
  • Tracheotomy

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