The importance of patient positioning for bronchial foreign body extraction: a case report

https://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.
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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.
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