Volume 65, Issue 14 (Vol 65, Supplement 2 2008)                   Tehran Univ Med J 2008, 65(14): 65-69 | Back to browse issues page

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Background: There are many methods for removal of tracheobronchial foreign bodies but there are many situations where removal of a foreign body seems impossible and may require a major surgical procedure. Familiarity with each method improves physician decision making.
Case: A 17 months old baby with a history of foreign body aspiration suffered from long term pneumonia. There was a round shape foreign body in bronchoscopic view that could not be removed with standard methods, but was removed by application of Fogarty catheter Conclusion: Removal of round, spherical foreign bodies may be performed by Fogarty Catheter preventing surgical intervention.
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