Revista del Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias
versão impressa ISSN 0187-7585
FLORES HERNANDEZ, Salomón Sergio; GARCIA TORRENTERA, Rogelio e NUNEZ PEREZ-REDONDO, Carlos. Removal of tracheobronchial foreign bodies in infants and children by flexible bronchoscopy. Rev. Inst. Nal. Enf. Resp. Mex. [online]. 2005, vol.18, n.2, pp. 103-108. ISSN 0187-7585.
Objective: Report our experience in the removal of tracheobronchial foreign bodies in infants and children by flexible bronchoscopy. Patients and methods: All infants and children referred to the Department of Bronchoscopy from March to December 2004. Results: Eight patients from 18 months to 12 years, average 3 years and 5 months; 5 male, 3 female. Localization: 4 in the trachea, 1 in the intermediary bronchus, 1 in the left lower lobe bronchus and 2 in the main right bronchus. The foreign body was removed at the first attempt in 6 cases with a 6.3 mm dm flexible bronchoscope. Rigid bronchoscopy was successfully used in the other 2 after failure with the flexible instrument because the foreign bodies were heavily impacted; they had been aspirated 3 and 12 months before. There were no major complications. Conclusions: This study provides support for the removal of tracheobronchial foreign bodies in infants and children by flexible bronchoscopy.
Palavras-chave : Foreign bodies; airway; flexible bronchoscopy; children.