Foreign Body in Bronchus Quiz

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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is foreign body in bronchus?

Foreign bodies can get lodged anywhere in the airway. The trachea or windpipe is part of the airway. The trachea divides into right and left bronchus which connect to the lungs.

Symptoms of foreign body in bronchus

  • Accidentally left a small object where my child can reach it

  • Noisy breathing; e.g. wheezing, rattling

  • Cough

  • Child was briefly unsupervised

  • Accidentally swallowed something

Questions your doctor may ask to check for foreign body in bronchus

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose foreign body in bronchus

  • Did you leave small objects which could be found easily?

  • Is your breathing noisy; e.g. wheezing, rattling?

  • Do you have a cough?

  • Did you take your eyes off your child for a brief moment?

  • Did you swallow any small object(s)?

Treatment for foreign body in bronchus

Bronchoscopy is a noninvasive procedure that lets doctors examine the air passages and lungs, as well as remove foreign bodies using a tube with a camera. Surgical removal of the foreign body may be required in rare cases.

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Medically Reviewed By:

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Phillip Aguila, MD, MBA

Respiratory medicine, Critical Care

Rohini R

Rohini R, MD

Ear, nose, throat (ENT)

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