Removal of aspirated teeth in a multiple trauma patient, using fiberoptic bronchoscopy with simultaneous tracheostomy: Review of 2 cases

Dong Wook Kim, Ji Young Jang, Hongjin Shim, Ji Ye Jung, Eun Young Kim, Woong Nam, Jae Gil Lee

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Aspiration of a tooth in facial trauma is a known complication. There have been few reports on the consequences of maxillofacial trauma, especially when the patient is intubated. We report 2 complicated cases of multiple teeth aspiration and their removal in intubated patients. A special technique using flexible bronchoscopy with simultaneous tracheotomy was used for safe and successful removal of aspirated teeth. We suggest that simultaneous tracheostomy is a safe and effective method for removal of a bronchial foreign body in a maxillofacial traumatized patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e1-e4
JournalRespiratory Care
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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