The importance of patient positioning for bronchial foreign body extraction: a case report
B. Pirkic, T. Babic, M. Stejskal, D. Maticic, D. Vnuk, M. Kreszinger, D. Staninhttps://doi.org/10.17221/3074-VETMEDCitation:Pirkic B., Babic T., Stejskal M., Maticic D., Vnuk D., Kreszinger M., Stanin D. (2009): The importance of patient positioning for bronchial foreign body extraction: a case report. Veterinarni Medicina, 54: 547-549.
A bronchial foreign body was found in a dog. A circular foreign body was found radiographically in the left bronchus right after the bifurcation. A lateral thoracotomy was performed at the fifth intercostal space, guided by fluoroscopy. The positioning of the patient on the operating table can dislocate a movable foreign body, making the surgical extraction more challenging.Keywords:bronchus; foreign body; patient position; fluoroscopy