How we do it: management of tracheobronchial foreign bodies in children

Clin Otolaryngol Allied Sci. 2004 Dec;29(6):750-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2273.2004.00921.x.


Foreign body aspiration remains an important pathology in children. Management of airway foreign bodies must be undertaken in specialized units with experienced staff and known protocols. Development and improvement of rigid bronchoscopes, with advances in anaesthesia have increased the efficacy and the safety of removing endotracheal foreign bodies. A video monitor is advantageous in coordinating the procedure and reducing the stress of the team. Utilization of Fogarty's catheters can be beneficial.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Anesthetics, Intravenous
  • Anxiety / prevention & control
  • Bronchi*
  • Bronchoscopy / methods*
  • Child
  • Foreign Bodies / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Midazolam / administration & dosage
  • Oxygen Consumption
  • Preoperative Care
  • Psychomotor Agitation / prevention & control
  • Trachea*


  • Anesthetics, Intravenous
  • Midazolam