Annals of Thoracic Medicine
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 82--85

Foreign body removal by flexible bronchoscopy using retrieval basket in children


Kyunghoon Kim, Hye Jin Lee, Eun Ae Yang, Hwan Soo Kim, Yoon Hong Chun, Jong-Seo Yoon, Hyun Hee Kim, Jin Tack Kim 
 Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jong-Seo Yoon
Department of Pediatrics, Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 222 Banpo-Daero, Seocho-Gu, Seoul - 06591
Korea

OBJECTIVES: Aspiration of foreign bodies into the tracheobronchial tree is a common accident in children. This study aimed to evaluate the safety and outcome of foreign body removal by flexible bronchoscopy using a retrieval basket in children. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of children treated for foreign bodies in the airway via flexible bronchoscopy using a retrieval basket at a tertiary hospital in Korea between February 2014 and October 2017. The medical records of the patients were retrospectively reviewed and analyzed. RESULTS: A total of 20 children underwent foreign body removal from the airway via flexible bronchoscopy using a retrieval basket. The median age of the patients was 16 (range, 10–21.5) months, and 12 (60%) were male. Foreign bodies removed included 16 (80%) organic items including peanuts, almond, and beans, and 4 (20%) inorganic items including a plastic bag, metal screw, spring, and Lego brick. The locations of the foreign bodies included the central airway (n = 5; trachea, n = 4; subglottic area, n = 1), right bronchial tree (n = 9), and left bronchial tree (n = 6). Successful removal was observed in 18 (90%) cases. The only complication that occurred was mild laryngeal edema (n = 2) after the procedure; both improved with corticosteroid administration. CONCLUSION: Flexible bronchoscopic extraction of a foreign body in the airway using a retrieval basket in children can be performed successfully with minimal complications.


How to cite this article:
Kim K, Lee HJ, Yang EA, Kim HS, Chun YH, Yoon JS, Kim HH, Kim JT. Foreign body removal by flexible bronchoscopy using retrieval basket in children.Ann Thorac Med 2018;13:82-85


How to cite this URL:
Kim K, Lee HJ, Yang EA, Kim HS, Chun YH, Yoon JS, Kim HH, Kim JT. Foreign body removal by flexible bronchoscopy using retrieval basket in children. Ann Thorac Med [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Nov 26 ];13:82-85
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