Removal of pins by magnetic extractor


Gurpinar A., Dogruyol H.

MINIMALLY INVASIVE THERAPY & ALLIED TECHNOLOGIES, vol.6, pp.467-468, 1997 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/13645709709153353
  • Title of Journal : MINIMALLY INVASIVE THERAPY & ALLIED TECHNOLOGIES
  • Page Numbers: pp.467-468

Abstract

Two patients were admitted after having inhaled a pin; both were females aged between 8-9 years. Aspiration into the right bronchial tree, which was not attained by a foreign-body forceps, occurred in both patients. The pins were successfully retrieved by use of the magnetic extractor using a rigid bronchoscope under direct visual control.