Metal spring in bronchus intermedius

Case contributed by Dr Yair Glick


Played with clothespins and inadvertently swallowed or inhaled a part.

Patient Data

Age: 6 years
Gender: Male

Patient is rotated slightly to the right.
Metal spring in the bronchus intermedius.

Neck, chest, and upper abdomen are otherwise normal.

Case Discussion

The foreign body was endoscopically retrieved without any complication.


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Case information

rID: 68057
Published: 9th May 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Laniado Hospital

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