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Bronchial stricture secondary to pill aspiration.

A 65-year-old woman developed slowly progressive dyspnea over a period of several months following aspiration of a potassium supplement tablet. Findings on her chest x-ray were unremarkable. Following administration of topical anesthesia, a transnasal esophagoscope (TNE) was used to perform tracheobronchoscopy. A circumferential stricture of approximately 60% was noted near the origin of the left middle lobe bronchus (figure).

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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
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Dec 1, 2003
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