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Foreign Body Inhalation in Pediatric Age Group

Authors: Wissam Kadhum Abdel Amer --- Adil Hadi Salih Al-Azzawi --- Ahmed Kareem Shiaan Al-Baidhani
Journal: Medical Journal of Babylon مجلة بابل الطبية ISSN: 1812156X 23126760 Year: 2016 Volume: 13 Issue: 2 Pages: 392 -397
Publisher: Babylon University جامعة بابل


Bronchoscopic removal of foreign body inhalation is treatment of choice. Development of anesthesia and endoscopic techniques supported by finer ,purposeful instruments and better understanding of the problems made the management easier, safer and surer and mortality claimed to be 1-2% compare to 50% before advent of endoscopy until 1800 foreign body inhalation removed by bronchotomy.over period of 2 years 2012-2014, 230 patient below 5 years received at our department to do bronchoscopy ,190 have definite history of foreign body inhalation proved by bronchoscopy , 40 cases suspected inhalation with persistence of chest infection.The most frequent affected group by foreign body inhalation 5 monthes-2 yearsmale to female ratio 1.8-1 most patient have definite history of foreign body inhalation . Recurrent chest infection with negative history foreign body inhalation needs bronchoscopy . Radiology should be done prior procedure .Bronchoscopy is procedure of choice for foreign body inhalation when a suspected, sometimes it's lifesaving.

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