Doctors from Rela Hospital Remove Corn Pieces from The Lungs of A 55-Year-Old Man Who Had Eaten Corn in a Lying Position
January 13, 2023
Chennai, January 11th, 2023: A 55-year-old man resident from Mahindra World City, Chennai was eating a bowl of corn in a lying position and accidentally the corn kernel entered the trachea and got lodged in the lungs, post which the patient had a sudden onset of cough and breathing difficulty. He was rushed to a private hospital nearby his residence and was referred to Rela Hospital. The CT scan revealed the presence of a foreign body and on Bronchoscopy examination, a piece of corn of approximately 3 cm in size in the right lung (Right lower lobe basal segment) was confirmed.
A team of experts spearheaded by Dr. Benhur Joel Shadrach, Consultant- Interventional Pulmonology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, decided to perform a Bronchoscopic removal of a foreign body using a Zero Tip Retrieval Basket. The patient was given IV sedation (sleeping dose) bronchoscope was passed through the mouth into the lungs, and the corn was seen tightly fit at the opening of the right lower lobe. The retrieval basket was passed through the working channel of the bronchoscope. The corn was looped around by the basket and removed in 2 pieces. Post the procedure the lung showed improvement and he was completely recovered and discharged on the same day with no further complications.
“Foreign body aspiration can be a life-threatening emergency and if not treated on time it would develop a recurrent cough, Pneumonia & Lung collapse said Dr. Benhur Joel Shadrach Consultant- Interventional Pulmonology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Rela Hospital. In this case, the patient approached us after three days of a foreign body entering his lung, and by the time the foreign body damaged his bronchus, some sloughing of mucosa was also seen. The timely treatment at our hospital, helped him to get back to his normal life on the same day “added, Dr. Benhur Joel Shadrach
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Rela Hospital is designed to provide multi-specialty care with a special focus on multi-organ transplantation and critically ill patients. In addition to quaternary care in all specialties, the hospital is committed to providing day-to-day “primary and secondary care” to patients. Rela Hospital is a multi-super specialty hospital in a sprawling landscape of 36 acres located in Chromepet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
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