Doctors pick up fish bone in bronchial tubes

The Ear-Nose-Throat Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday said that surgeons successfully picked up a fish bone in bronchial tubes in the right lung’s lobe, causing collapse of lobes of the lung.

Doctors ask the man to check his condition (Photo: SGGP)

Doctors ask the man to check his condition (Photo: SGGP)

52 year old patient hailing from the Southern province of Binh Duong said that he had a choke while eating snake head fish soup.
After that, he experienced breathing problem, chest pain; therefore, he was rushed to the local hospital where he was diagnosed to have pneumonia because doctors did not see fish bone.
However, after a few day treatment, his condition did not abate; consequently, he was transferred to the Ear-Nose-Throat Hospital in HCMC.

After asking him question and examining, doctors of the Ho Chi Minh City hospital found the man to have a strange item in bronchial tubes in the right lung’s lobe on CT scan.
Surgeons were quick to test him before performing endoscopy the bronchial tube where they took a fish bone with measure of 0,5x0,2 cm after 30 minutes.

At present, the man is healthy and he will be discharged soon.

By THANH AN – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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