Penetrating Projectiles

Foreign bodies that have penetrated the

chest wall and lodged in the lung may be removed by oral bronchoscopy

if the intruder is not larger than the lumen of the corresponding main

bronchus (see Bibliography, 43)

[FIG. 90.--Schematic illustration of the author's upper-lobe-bronchus

forceps in position grasping a pin in an anteriorly ascending branch

of the upper-lobe bronchus. T, Trachea; UL, upper-lobe bronchus; LB,

left bronchus; SB, stem bronchus. These forceps are made to extend

around 180 degrees.]

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