A light emitting diode in a child's airway

Chan, Lucy and Yik, Yee Ian and Subramaniam, K.N. and Ramanujam, T.M. (2002) A light emitting diode in a child's airway. Journal of the University of Malaya Medical Centre (JUMMEC), 7 (2). pp. 150-151. ISSN 1823-7339,

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A case of unusual foreign body aspiration in a child was managed recently. The mainstay in treatment is urgent extraction of the aspirated foreign body via a bronchoscope under general anaesthesia. A thoracotomy may sometimes be required when endoscopic retrieval fails, as illustrated by this case. She had an increased hospital stay of 16 days, was ventilated for 8 days and her most serious complication was septic shock from which she recovered.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: DH
Uncontrolled Keywords: Foreign body aspiration; children
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr Jasny Razali
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2020 00:52
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2020 00:52
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/24730

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