Foreign Body Removal

Foreign body aspiration occurs especially in the elderly and children., and removal can be done with a simple biopsy forceps or with more specialised tools. It takes experience and skill to remove a foreign body, as mistaken manipulation can push the object inwardly and make it impossible to remove it. If the foreign body is not removed by bronchoscopy then a surgical procedure is required. Below left is a picture of a pea and right is a picture of a dental implant accidentally aspirated.