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The Turkish Journal of Ear Nose and Throat An unusual tracheobronchial aspiration in a patient with total laryngectomy [Tr-ENT]
Tr-ENT. 2002; 9(2): 139-141

An unusual tracheobronchial aspiration in a patient with total laryngectomy

İmran Şan1, Necat Alataş, İsmail İynen

Laryngectomized patients use a variety of tools for tracheostomy
cleaning, some of which may vary greatly
depending on their sociocultural status. The use of inappropriate
tools may lead to complications. A seventyeight-
year-old male patient who had a history of total
laryngectomy 12 years ago presented with difficulty in
breathing and sputum production. Tracheoscopy
showed two nails and chest x-rays showed one nail that
had been aspirated during stromal care. The three ordinary
nails were removed under general anesthesia.
This case illustrates the need for detailed and consistent
education of laryngectomy patients on proper stomal
cleaning and on the associated complications that may
arise from the use of inappropriate tools.

Keywords: Bronchi; dyspnea/etiology; foreign bodies/etiology/radiography/complications; laryngectomy; trachea.

Total larenjektomili bir olguda ilginç trakeobronşial aspirasyon*

İmran Şan1, Necat Alataş, İsmail İynen

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Anahtar Kelimeler: Bronş; dispne/etyoloji; yabancı cisim/etyoloji/radyografi/komplikasyon; larenjektomi; trakea.

İmran Şan, Necat Alataş, İsmail İynen. An unusual tracheobronchial aspiration in a patient with total laryngectomy. Tr-ENT. 2002; 9(2): 139-141

Corresponding Author: İmran Şan
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