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Minerva Pneumologica 2020 December;59(4):83-5

DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4954.20.01887-8

Copyright © 2020 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Unexpected tooth migration between bronchi: a rare case

Güntuğ BATIHAN , Kenan C. CEYLAN

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Dr Suat Seren Chest Diseases and Chest Surgery Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Izmir, Turkey



Foreign body aspiration is a potentially life treating condition and associated with several complications related to size, shape and localization of the foreign body. Although radiological investigations have an important role in the identification of the foreign body, bronchoscopy is the gold standard approach for diagnosis and treatment. In this case report, we aim to present a case of tooth aspiration. What makes this case interesting and so instructive is the unexpected migration of the foreign body that was noticed intraoperatively.


KEY WORDS: Foreign-body migration; Bronchoscopy; Tooth

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