Extraction of a Rosary Bead Airway Foreign Body From 4-Year-Old Boy

<p>A 4-year-old boy came to the emergency department with stridor. He had a 19-hour history of foreign body inhalation of a rosary bead. The authors performed a rigid bronchoscopy. They used a crocodile forceps with one jaw inside the hole of the bead and the other jaw grasping the outer surface. Then they extracted the forceps and sheath at the same time.<br></p><p><br></p><p>Figure 1: Chest x-rays. The red arrow shows the location of the rosary bead.<br></p><p><br></p><p>Figure 2: Forcep placement for grasping the bead.</p><p><br></p><p>Figure 3: Rosary bead, postextraction.</p>




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