We removed a tracheobronchial foreign body using a flexible bronchoscope under airway management by supraglottic airway device (SAD). The procedure was performed safely under spontaneous breathing. Airway management by SAD permits spontaneous breathing, thereby preventing poor oxygenation during the procedure or pushing the foreign body into the bronchi. Additionally, it allows passage of a thicker bronchoscope compared with airway management by intubation. However, laryngospasm can occur when using an SAD for airway management, making ventilation difficult, so it is important to properly manage airway control when using an SAD. We conclude that the choice of airway management by SAD was approprite in this case and that preparation for difficult ventilation was important in achieving successful removal of this tracheobronchial foreign body.
|Translated title of the contribution||A Case of Removal of a Tracheobronchial Foreign Body While Using a Supraglottic Airway Device (air-Q<sup>®</sup>)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|