Bronchial Foreign Body Attributable to an Aspirated Marking Pin: A Case Report
- *Corresponding Author:
- Katsuyuki Tomita, MD, Ph.D
Department of Respiratory Medicine
Yonago Medical Center, Yonago 4-17-1 Kuzumo
Yonago, Tottori 683-8518, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: November 18, 2015; Accepted date: February 29, 2016; Published date: March 03, 2016
Citation: Yajima H, Tomita K, Fujii Y, Ueda Y, Shimizu E (2016) Bronchial Foreign Body Attributable to an Aspirated Marking Pin: A Case Report. J Pulm Respir Med 6:324. doi:10.4172/2161-105X.1000324
Copyright: © 2016 Yajima H, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
We report the case of an 18 year old Japanese girl who suddenly started coughing after eating a piece of bread. Chest radiography revealed an aspirated marking pin used for sewing located in the right main bronchus. Using a flexible bronchoscope and a shortened endotracheal tube, we successfully removed the foreign body without any complications. Our case shows that a flexible bronchoscope can be used after intubation with an endotracheal tube cut to one-third its length to safely remove an aspirated pin.