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Removal of a laryngeal foreign body using high frequency jet ventilation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1928674     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aspiration of a foreign body into the respiratory tract is a common and serious accident in childhood. Laryngotracheal foreign bodies, although less common than bronchial foreign bodies, are potentially more dangerous. Removal is commonly achieved using a rigid ventilating bronchoscope. We report a 16-month-old boy who had an open safety pin impacted in his larynx. This was removed through a tracheostomy, using high frequency jet ventilation to maintain gaseous exchange. We believe that this is the first case in which this method of removal has been reported.
S S Tan; S S Dhara; C K Sim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0003-2409     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesthesia     Publication Date:  1991 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-11-21     Completed Date:  1991-11-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370524     Medline TA:  Anaesthesia     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  741-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Singapore General Hospital.
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MeSH Terms
Foreign Bodies / therapy*
High-Frequency Jet Ventilation*
Tracheostomy / methods*

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