AN EXPERIENCE OF 42 CASES OF BRONCHOSCOPY AT SAIDU GROUP OF TEACHING HOSPITALS, SWAT

Gulshan Hussain, Mahid Iqbal, Sharafat Ali Khan, Muhamad Iqbal, Javed Zaman

Abstract


Background: The objectives of our study were to find out the frequency in terms of age and sex
of the patients, type and site of foreign bodies, clinical manifestations and management with rigid
ventilating bronchoscope. Methods: It was a descriptive study carried out in the department of
otolaryngology and head and neck surgery at Saidu Teaching Hospital swat, and was conducted
from March 2005 to March 2006. A total of 42 cases collected from March 2005 to March 2006,
admitted through casualty, OPD and referred by pediatric unit. All of them subjected to
bronchoscopy as an emergency as well as an elective procedure. Results: A total of 42 cases were
included in the study. In 37 cases (88.09%) foreign bodies were removed successfully, while 4
cases (9.52%) were having no foreign body, only mucous plug was removed. One patient (2.32%)
died due to cardiac arrest.
Key words : Foreign body tracheobroncheal tree, bronchoscopy.

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