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Boyd, M., Chatterjee, A., Chiles, C. and Chin Jr., R. (2009) Tracheobronchial Foreign Body Aspiration in Adults. Southern Medical Journal, 102, 171-174.

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  • TITLE: Flexible Bronchoscopy as a Diagnostic and Therapeutic Method in Patients with Tracheobronchial Foreign Body

    AUTHORS: Marcelo Fouad Rabahi, Luísa Oliveira de Paiva, Mariana Almeida de Castro, Orlando Roberto da Silva Neto

    KEYWORDS: Flexible Bronchoscopy, Foreign Bodies, Airway Management

    JOURNAL NAME: International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol.5 No.12, June 26, 2014

    ABSTRACT: Objective: To analyze bronchoscopy as a diagnostic and therapeutic method in patients with tracheobronchial foreign body. Methods: We analyzed reports of flexible bronchoscopy with diagnose of tracheobronchial foreign body performed from 2003 to 2013 in São Salvador Hospital, in Goiania, capital of Goiás. The analysis was based on: sex and age of the patients, airways and foreign body characteristics, foreign body localization, success rate and rate of bleeding. We calculated the frequencies after analyzing the data. Results: We analyzed 26 reports of the studied period and found that 57.7% of the patients were male with median age of 58.83 years old (+—13.79). The airways characteristics were normal in most of the cases. Sputum wasn’t found in 57.69% of the cases. Foreign bodies were located in right bronchus in 88.46% of the cases, and the extraction of them was successful in 80.76% of the cases. The absence of bleeding was reported in 96.15% of the cases. Conclusions: Flexible bronchoscopy is a notably successful method in management of tracheobronchial foreign bodies. Airways characteristics aren’t good indicatives of FB’s presence, once they are normal in most of the times.