A Case of Bilateral Bronchial Foreign Body

  • Sungchul, Ko (Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Cheonan Hospital) ;
  • Jaeha, Lee (Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Bucheon Hospital) ;
  • Sothearith, Loek (Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Preah Ang Doung Hospital) ;
  • Ki Nam, Park (Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Cheonan Hospital)
  • Received : 2022.06.23
  • Accepted : 2022.08.30
  • Published : 2022.12.31


Foreign body (FB) aspiration remains a serious health problem, particularly in children. The complications due to occlusion by FB or related to procedures for removal can lead to morbidity and mortality. Most of the FBs are located in the unilateral bronchus, however, the organic FB can be multiple or bilaterally located when children chewed the FB. Here, we present a case of successful retrieval of bilateral bronchial FBs. Preoperatively, FB in the left main bronchus was diagnosed, however, FB of the right upper bronchus was not definitive on X-ray and CT scan. During the rigid bronchoscopy, occult FB in the right upper bronchus was detected and successfully removed.



This work was supported by the Soonchunhyang University Research Fund.


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