[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
May 27, 1905

BRONCHOSCOPY FOR THE REMOVAL OF A COLLAR BUTTON FROM THE LUNG.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(21):1683-1684. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.92500480030003
Abstract

Patient.  —C. D. H. was sent to me May 23, 1904, by Dr. F. W. Wilcox, of Minonk, I11. He was a man 22 years of age, who had formerly weighed 142 pounds, but who then weighed 107½ pounds.

History.  —He told me that 14 months previously he had accidentally drawn a collar button, presumably of vegetable ivory, into the air passages. He at once felt the sensations caused by it near the upper part of the sternum on a level with the second rib; subsequently he had some soreness in the same place. He expectorated a little blood a few minutes after the accident, and he said that there quickly appeared a peculiar squeak in the breath sounds. Pneumonia developed on the left side within 24 hours and lasted for one month. He had coughed ever since. He had sometimes felt something moving up and

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×