J Korean Soc Traumatol.  2019 Dec;32(4):248-251. 10.20408/jti.2019.031.

Chronic Traumatic Glass Foreign Body Removal from the Lung through a Direct Parenchymal Incision

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Chungbuk National University Hospital, Cheongju, Korea.
  • 2Department of Trauma Surgery, Chungbuk National University Hospital, Cheongju, Korea. ssulyh@gmail.com
  • 3Department of Trauma Surgery, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea.

Abstract

Traumatic intrapulmonary glass foreign bodies that are missed on an initial examination can migrate and lead to severe complications. Here, we present a rare case of a traumatic intrapulmonary glass foreign body surgically removed by a direct pulmonary incision, which preserved the pulmonary parenchyma and avoided severe complications caused by migration.

Keyword

Wounds and injuries; Foreign bodies; Surgical procedures, Operative; Thoracotomy

MeSH Terms

Foreign Bodies*
Glass*
Lung*
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Thoracotomy
Wounds and Injuries
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