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Revista chilena de cirugía

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SALGUERO A, JORGE; MARAMBIO G, ANDRÉS; BAEZA G, FERNANDA  y  MARAMBIO G, JUAN P. Inhaled foreign body: a video-thoracoscopic resection. A case report. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2009, vol.61, n.5, pp.467-470. ISSN 0718-4026.

We report an 18 years old male who reported a history of 2 years of recurrent episodes of hemoptysis with no other symptoms. A chest X-ray and chest CT sean showed an image suggestive of a metallic foreign body in the posterior segments of the right lower lobe. Since fibro-bronchoscopy failed to extract it, a video-thoracoscopy with wedge resection of the affected lung parenchyma was performed, finding a capsular lesion of inflammatory tissue, which contained a map pin in its interior. The clinical outcome was favorable, with a chest X-ray showing proper lung re-expansion. The patient was discharged 48 hours after surgery.

Palabras clave : Hemoptysis; lung foreign body; video-thoracoscopy.

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