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Revista de otorrinolaringología y cirugía de cabeza y cuello

versión On-line ISSN 0718-4816

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INIGUEZ S, Rodrigo; INIGUEZ C, Rodrigo  y  DE LA PAZ P, Francisco. Airway foreign bodies of difficult extraction in children. Rev. Otorrinolaringol. Cir. Cabeza Cuello [online]. 2008, vol.68, n.1, pp.35-42. ISSN 0718-4816.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-48162008000100006.

Introduction: Foreign body aspiration is one of the most common accidents in childhood, and is associated to high morbidity and mortality. in addition, it is the first cause of death in our field. Aim: We present the following clinical experience in order to evaluate the special characteristics of ten selected cases, which could serve as guidelines for an improved management of this clinical situation. Material and Method: A twenty-year retrospective study of foreign body aspiration at the Sótero del Rio Hospital was carried out. Ten cases were selected because their clinical characteristics and management rendered them more difficult than usual. Results: We analyze the causes for each case, on the premise that a full knowledge of the Situation previous to extraction could contribute to a better clinical management. ConcluSion: The importance of a good medical history, thorough clinical examination and good coordination with the emergency and surgery rooms is stressed. When we face the extraction of a foreign body from the airway, we are dealing with a stressful situation, but we would be better prepared if we first identify the risk factors and challenges involved, responding promptly, with adequate management and instrumentation

Palabras clave : Foreign body; bronchoscopy children.

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