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Revista Brasileira de Otorrinolaringologia

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FIGUEIREDO, Ricardo R.  and  MACHADO, Walter S.. Foreign body aspiration through tracheotomy: a case report. Rev. Bras. Otorrinolaringol. [online]. 2005, vol.71, n.2, pp.234-236. ISSN 0034-7299.

A 70 year-old man, with a 7-year tracheotomy because of a laryngeal tumor, had an accident during daily canulla cleansing procedure, aspirating a piece of the cleaning brush. Chest radiograph showed metallic foreign body at the right inferior bronchus. Rigid bronchoscopy was performed under general anesthesia, with no resistance in passing the tube through the glottis. The foreign body was easily removed and the patient had no complications. After leaving the hospital, the patient was sent to the ENT service where he used to be followed up.

Keywords : bronchus; foreign bodies; bronchoscopy; tracheotomy.

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