This paper describes a novel method for the removal of a needle aspirated into the basal part of the right bronchial tree of a 14-year-old girl, where due to the distal location, earlier attempts at extraction had been unsuccessful. With careful advanced planning creative modelling, and the assistance of our medical engineer, a modified method was developed that allowed successful extraction in cooperation with the pulmonary physician, thereby obviating the need for a possible thoracotomy and lobectomy. Crown Copyright

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Keywords Aspiration, Child, Extraction, Foreign body, Needle
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pedex.2008.06.006, hdl.handle.net/1765/24492
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Datema, F.R., & Borqstein, J.. (2009). A new method to solve an old problem: Extraction of a sharp foreign body from the lateral basal part of the bronchial tree of a child. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra, 4(2), 62–65. doi:10.1016/j.pedex.2008.06.006