ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Bronchial web due to delayed foreign body aspiration
Ali Yeğinsu1, Serhat Çelikel2, Handan İnönü2, Makbule Ergin1
1Gaziosmanpaşa Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Göğüs Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Tokat
2Gaziosmanpaşa Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Tüberküloz Anabilim Dalı, Tokat
A 17-year-old boy who aspirated a pencil-cap six years ago, was referred to our hospital. At bronchoscopy, left main bronchus was almost completely obstructed by a membranous tissue at 2 cm distal to the carina. A bronchotomy to the left main broncus via left lateral thoracotomy was performed, the web was excised, and the pencil-cap was removed. One year after, the bronchus was partially reocclused by adhesion of the excised web which was revealed at bronchoscopic reevaluation. The adhered part was separated by a forceps at rigid bronchoscopy. The bronchus was completely patent and the patient was uneventful after one year.
Keywords : Foreign body; aspiration; airway; web; thoracotomy
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