Open surgical removal of tracheobronchial foreign bodies: a case report.

Gurpinar A., Kilic N., Dogruyol H.

Journal of pediatric surgery, vol.33, no.5, pp.776-7, 1998 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0022-3468(98)90218-4
  • Journal Name: Journal of pediatric surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.776-7


Tracheobronchial foreign bodies can usually be extracted by skillful application of endoscopic techniques. The authors report on experience in the treatment of an infant in whom a plastic object was extracted by an open surgical approach. The authors discussed clinical presentation and treatment options in the treatment of this patient who had a plastic pencil top lodged in the lung. In highly selected cases, an open surgical procedure entails less risk than endoscopic extraction. Copyright (C) 1998 by W.B. Saunders Company.