A 23-year-old man had a 7-month history of recurrent right lower lobe pneumonia. Flexible fiber-optic bronchoscopy revealed an occluded bronchus intermedius. Rigid bronchoscopy demonstrated a coiled drinking straw in the bronchial lumen, which was removed by forceps. This article represents the first reported case of an aspirated coiled drinking straw obstructing an airway.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Heart and Lung: Journal of Critical Care|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1990|