Effects of intrabronchial foreign body retention

Yildizeli B. , Zonuzi F., Yuksel M., Kodalli N., Cakalagaoglu F., Kullu S.

PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY, cilt.33, sa.5, ss.362-367, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 33 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/ppul.10021
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.362-367


Unrecognized bronchial foreign bodies (Fbs) cause irreversible changes in the airways. However, Vie exact course of these changes is not well-known. We developed an animal model of bronchial obstruction to radiologically and histopathologically assess the development of postobstructive pulmonary changes. A piece of peanut was placed in the airways of 21 rabbits through a 2.5-mm rigid bronchoscope. Animals were divided into three groups (groups I-III) that were sacrificed on day 3,10, and 30 after Fb placement, respectively.