Occult coiled drinking straw aspiration

M. H. Kollef, R. E. Winn

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-26
Number of pages3
JournalHeart and Lung: Journal of Critical Care
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990


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