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Flexible bronchoscopy through Rigid bronchoscope for airway foreign body: a good marriage of convenience!
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  • Kamal Singhal,
  • meenu singh,
  • Ravi Kanojia,
  • joseph mathew,
  • PANKAJ VAIDYA,
  • Amit Pandey
Kamal Singhal
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
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meenu singh
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research,
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Ravi Kanojia
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
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joseph mathew
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research,
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PANKAJ VAIDYA
PGIMER
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Amit Pandey
PGIMER
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Abstract

A 12-year-old girl presented with chronic suppurative lung disease secondary to an old forgotten, foreign body (plastic whistle) in the right lower lobe bronchus, confirmed by Contrast enhanced computer tomography (CECT) chest. Rigid bronchoscopic removal was attempted twice but the foreign body could not be removed. Under general anesthesia, a flexible bronchoscope was inserted through the rigid bronchoscope and the foreign body was grasped and removed using rat-toothed forceps inserted through the suction channel of the flexible scope. Although there are a few reports of sequential use of flexible and rigid bronchoscopies, this report highlights the feasibility and utility of flexible through rigid bronchoscopy technique for foreign body removal in the distal airways.

Peer review status:IN REVISION

14 Aug 2020Submitted to Pediatric Pulmonology
17 Aug 2020Assigned to Editor
17 Aug 2020Submission Checks Completed
21 Aug 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
07 Sep 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
08 Sep 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Major