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


RESPIRATION, cilt.72, sa.5, ss.543-545, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 72 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000087682
  • Dergi Adı: RESPIRATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.543-545


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.