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Retrieval of inhaled foreign bodies in laryngectomised patients: Novel technique using a flexible nasendoscope under local anaesthetic.


  • Head, Neck, Eyes and Plastics

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  • 2019-02


  • Laryngectomised patients are at inherent risk of inhalation of foreign bodies, which can be an emergency airway situation. A retrofitted flexible nasendoscope can be a safe, effective and a more familiar instrument for otolaryngologists, especially when the procedure needs to be undertaken out of hours. Conducting the procedure with nebulised local anaesthetic and sedation is favourable in patients with high burden of comorbid disease and makes the procedure well tolerated.
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