Spontaneous expulsion and migration of a bronchial foreign b
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A bronchial foreign body is a dangerous medical emergency that is potentially life-threatening. Spontaneous expulsion should neither be expected nor experienced. Thus, early removal with a bronchoscope should be performed to prevent complications. Spontaneous expulsion of a bronchial foreign body is rare, with few cases reported. Additionally, its occurrence and associated clinical complications are not studied and unclear. This article describes a patient in whom a bronchial foreign body was expectorated spontaneously and swallowed into the digestive tract.

Case Report: An 80-year-old male aspirated a tooth in the left lower airway during a dental procedure. Flexible bronchoscopy performed on the next day found no foreign body in either bronchial tree. However, it was found on the abdominal radiograph. It was considered to have been expectorated and then swallowed before bronchoscopy. One week later, the patient had passed it.

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Nice article
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