EBUS was performed for differential diagnosis of the mediastinal lymph nodes through the rigid bronchoscope
, and subcarinal hypoechoic lymph node with unruffled borders was sampled [Figure 3].
Even here we couldn't take it out by a Rigid Bronchoscope
, as it was so slippery and was deeply embedded into his bronchus (windpipe).
Resultantly the trachea was mobilized to a distance of 1.5 cm all around to allow the insertion of a rigid bronchoscope
size 6 while keeping the patient on manual ventilation and foreign body removed with difficulty using grasping forceps.
In a patient with a stoma, difficulties include ventilation issues as well as mechanical issues with the introduction of a rigid bronchoscope
into the airway through the neck rather than through the mouth as it was designed to be used .
First, pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) was placed at the entrance of the left lung main stem with the aid of a foreign body removal forceps and 3.5-mm rigid bronchoscope
was inserted into the trachea.
 We intubated using the rigid bronchoscope
with a flexometallic tube.
The patients were ventilated using face mask and close circuit untill TOF value reached two twitches, followed by the insertion of rigid bronchoscope
or a laryngeal mask in case of flexible bronchoscopy.
A FB in the airway is an extreme emergency and urgent management of foreign body aspiration in child age group is even more important because it is a major cause of accidental death in childhood.8Rigid bronchoscopy remains the gold standard procedure for removing foreign materials as the greater diameter of the rigid bronchoscope
allows instruments to be more easily inserted through it.9-11
An abnormality was noted in the inferior aspect of the right posterior vocal fold; therefore, a rigid bronchoscope
was introduced to the field.
Patient 4 needed four days of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) as invasive positive pressure ventilation and airway stenting via rigid bronchoscope
Bronchoscopic removal of the pins using Negus rigid bronchoscope
with suitable grasping foreign body forceps under general anesthesia were carried out in all patients with good result in 32 patients.