Published: 2017-11-22

Unusual case of nail in lung

Ashok P. Arbat, Sameer A. Arbat, Meenakshi S. Ghadge, Jayshree J. Upadhye


Tracheobronchial foreign body aspiration is a health problem that can be seen in all age groups, and it requires urgent diagnosis and intervention. We report an unusual case of nail in lung. 45 years old male was referred to us with history of aspiration of nail 2 Days back and cough. X-ray Chest PA view showed radio-opaque foreign body in right lung-lower zone. Patient had undergone bronchoscopy 2 days ago with report stating, “Normal study; No foreign body Seen” Counselling of the patient and relatives was done. Informed consent was taken. Under general anaesthesia with intubation, fluoroscopy guided video bronchoscopy was performed with external diameter 5.6mm and working channel 2mm. Foreign body was localized and removed It’s an innovative technique with multi-disciplinary approach. Counselling of the patient and relatives is important.



Bronchoscopy, Foreign body, Right lung

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