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Unusual complication of reusable suction catheter during rigid bronchoscopy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17610074     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The risk of leaving an iatrogenic foreign body in the bronchus, while using a reusable flexible suction catheter tube during rigid bronchoscopy is reported. A 6-year-old girl underwent rigid bronchoscopy to rule out foreign body inhalation as the possible cause of her unilateral pneumonia and lung collapse. While performing the bronchoscopy the distal end of the plastic suction tube was caught in the ventilation hole of the bronchoscope and was sheared from the main suction tube. This was later recovered from the right main bronchus while clearing the thick secretions. This potential complication occurs with use of reusable plastic suction catheters.
Churunal K Hari; Tim Petheram; Richard Garth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-07-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery     Volume:  264     ISSN:  0937-4477     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-25     Completed Date:  2008-04-10     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9002937     Medline TA:  Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1509-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Royal Devon Hospital, Exeter, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Bronchoscopy / adverse effects*
Catheterization, Peripheral / adverse effects*,  instrumentation*
Equipment Reuse
Foreign Bodies / etiology*
Pneumonia / therapy
Pulmonary Atelectasis / therapy
Suction / adverse effects,  instrumentation

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