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Thoracotomie for bronchial Foreign Bodies : a propos de 3 cases

To report 3 cases of bronchial foreign bodies removed by thoracotomy Patients and Methods: Retrospective study was conducted from January 1st 2005 to December 31 2011 in the ENT Clinic of NTH of Fann. During this 7-year period, 96 cases of foreign bodies of lower respiratory tract were managed with 63 cases of bronchial location. Bronchoscopic removal was achieved in 60 cases but failed in 3 cases. Removal of bronchial foreign bodies was finally performed through thoracotomy. Results: In 3% (3/96 cases), thoracotomy was performed. The patients were 5, 8 and 12 years old. The foreign bodies were non organic (nail, pearl, dolphin-like hair styling accessory). Chest X-ray showed one case of radiolucent object. Bronchoscopic removal failed twice or 3 times, in each case. Therefore, external thoracic surgery was done: 2 bronchotomies and 1 right posterior inferior lobectomy. Posterior lateral thoracic incision was used. No complication occurred. Conclusion: Bronchoscopy remains the gold standard treatment in the management of airway foreign bodies. Because of recent technological improvements in instrumentation, external thoracic surgery is avoided.


Auteur(s) : REA, Nao EEM, Ndiaye A; Sy A Kelly Ndiaye C, Diouf MS, Diom ES, Diouf R
Pages : 1
Année de publication : 2016
Revue : J otol Rhinol
N° de volume : 5
Type : Article
Statut Editorial : PUBLIE
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