An unusual endobronchial foreign body: A gauze that migrated from the mediastinum


RESPIRATION, vol.72, no.5, pp.543-545, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000087682
  • Journal Name: RESPIRATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.543-545
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The authors report a 48-year-old white male with lung cancer who was admitted to their clinic with a 1-year history of cough and shortness of breath. The patient was hospitalized because of progression of his complaints over 1 month. On the 3rd day of hospitalization, he expectorated a piece of gauze. The authors performed a fiber-optic bronchoscopy and saw pieces of gauze originating from granulation tissue located in the angle of the lower trachea and left main bronchi. A detailed anamnesis revealed that a mediastinoscopy had been performed 3 years ago for lung cancer staging: the gauze had migrated from the mediastinum to the endobrochial space. Copyright (C) 2005 S. Karger AG, Basel.