Bilateral Foreign Body Bronchus

  • Satish Chandra Tripuraneni
  • N. Priyadarshni
  • R. Venkataratnam
  • K. Rajanikanth
  • R. Naveen
Original Article


Foreign body of aerodigestive tract is one of the most common emergency which all the otolaryngologists do come across in the pediatric patients. Among the airway and digestive tract foreign bodies, airway foreign bodies always possess major risk. Only 47% cases will give a probable positive history. Most of the time the airway foreign bodies are radiolucent. Apart from the indirect signs like hyperinflation, collapse or pneumothorax there are no direct evidences regarding the type and number of foreign bodies on radiographs. The chances of having multiple foreign bodies in the same bronchus or in both the bronchi are not remote. Babies presenting with foreign bodies in bilateral bronchus have graver prognosis than the babies with unilateral foreign bodies. Here we want to share our experience in managing 7 cases of bilateral foreign body bronchus.


Bilateral foreign body bronchus Foreign body aspiration (FBA) Foreign body (FB) bronchoscopy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Satish Chandra Tripuraneni
    • 1
  • N. Priyadarshni
    • 1
  • R. Venkataratnam
    • 2
  • K. Rajanikanth
    • 3
  • R. Naveen
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of ENT, Head and Neck SurgeryDr. Pinnamaneni Sidhartha Institute of Medical Sciences & Research FoundationChinnaoutpalli, Gannavaram, Krishna DistrictIndia
  2. 2.Department of AnaesthesiologyDr. Pinnamaneni Sidhartha Institute of Medical Sciences & Research FoundationChinnaoutpalli, Gannavaram, Krishna DistrictIndia
  3. 3.RVR HospitalsVijayawadaIndia

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