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September 23, 1922

TWO CASES OF FOREIGN BODY IN LEFT BRONCHUS REMOVED ENDOSCOPICALLY

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Fort Smith, Ark.

JAMA. 1922;79(13):1049. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.26420130003010b

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Abstract

Removal of foreign bodies by the endoscopic method is relatively common, but reports of these cases have not entirely lost interest. The cases reported here are of slightly added interest because of the location of the foreign bodies in the left bronchus and not in the right, as we usually expect them to be because of the anatomic configuration of the bronchi; also these cases happened to be consecutive.

Case 1.  —A school girl, aged 7, was playing with some brown beans seven days before I saw her. She had one in her mouth when her cousin suddenly tickled her by "grabbing her ribs," causing her to inhale forcibly, drawing the bean down. She coughed considerably, her respirations had been rapid since then, and she complained of pain in the left side of the chest, and fever. The previous history was generally negative. On examination the temperature was 100, pulse

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