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Objective: To determine the role of Rigid Bronchoscopy in Management of Tracheobronchial Foreign Body Aspiration.
Material and Methods: This study was conducted in otolaryngology department, Khyber teaching hospital, Peshawar of one year duration from January 2018 to December 2019. Total 90 Patients of age 4 months to 14 years on clinical suspicion of foreign body bronchus were included, while patients with history of bronchial asthma, pulmonary tuberculosis and radio opaque foreign body bronchus were excluded.
Results: Total number of patients was 90 in which male patients were 60 (66.67 %) and female patients were 30 (33.33 %), patients with foreign body bronchus were 80 (88.89%). Male patients with foreign body bronchus was 53 (58.89%) and female 27 (30.00%). In age range from 4 months to 3 years, 35(39%) Patients underwent bronchoscopy in which foreign body bronchus retrieved in 30(37.5%) patients. Conclusion: Patients with history of repeated chest infection, relieved by medicines for some time should not be over look, as vegetative foreign body bronchus are radiolucent and patients usually present late in respiratory compromised state, the clinician must urge, for prompt treatment as rigid bronchoscopy.
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