Corn piece removed from patient’s lung in timely procedure | Dr. Benhur Joel Shadrach

February 7, 2023

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Mr. Thanuj’s father, a 55-year-old gentleman, was brought to Rela hospital when a corn kernel got stuck in his lungs.

Upon his arrival, he underwent a CT scan which revealed the presence of a foreign body. On Bronchoscopy examination, a piece of corn of approximately 3 cm in size in the right lung (Right lower lobe basal segment) was confirmed.

An expert team led by Dr. Benhur Joel Shadrach (Consultant- Interventional Pulmonology, Critical care & Sleep Medicine) carried out a bronchoscopic removal of a foreign body using a zero-tip retrieval basket.

After surgery, his lungs improved, and he recovered and was sent home the same day with no further issues. We wish him the best of health


Pulmonary Medicine

Pulmonary Medicine


Dr. Benhur Joel Shadrach

Dr. Benhur Joel Shadrach

MD, DNB, (Pulmonary Medicine)
DM (Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine),
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur
MIAB, MNAMS, EDARM (Switzerland)

Clinical Consultant & Interventional Pulmonologist, Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

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