Bronchial stricture secondary to pill aspiration.
The patient was taken to the operating room for laser bronchoscopy, and the strictured area was dilated and the airway restored to a near-normal status. By using topical anesthesia delivered via the TNE working channel, an otolaryngologist can easily perform in-office tracheobronchoscopy.
From the Center for Disorders, Department of Otolaryngology, Wake Forest University Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C.; www.thevoicecenter.org
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|Title Annotation:||Esophagology Clinic|
|Author:||Bach, Kevin K.|
|Publication:||Ear, Nose and Throat Journal|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Dec 1, 2003|
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