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Case ReportVolume 4 Issue 1

Case Report of a Left Upper Bronchial Cast in A Lebanese Adolescent Patient Diagnosed After Persistent Pneumonia with Obstruction Removed by Dual Rigid and Flexible Bronchoscopy

Ammar El Kheir1 and Chadi AL Alam2*

1Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, Saudi German Hospital, Dammam, KSA and Haykel Hospital, El Koura, Lebanon
2Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology, American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology - ACPN, Abu Dhabi, UAE and Haykel Hospital, El Koura, Lebanon

*Corresponding Author: Chadi AL Alam, Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology, American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology - ACPN, Abu Dhabi, UAE and Haykel Hospital, El Koura, Lebanon.

Received: November 08, 2022; Published: December 28, 2022

Abstract

We present in this case an adolescent Lebanese male patient who initially was treated for resistant pneumonia by another physician since 8 months without improvement. Symptoms was consistent with coughing and episodes of fever. During the second hospitalization under intravenous antibiotics, he was not improving, and pulmonology consultation was done. A bronchial cast was suspected due the history of non-treated asthma and the imaging. Patient underwent bronchoscopy for the removal of the cast with direct amelioration of symptoms and imaging follow up.

Keywords: Bronchial Cast; Bronchoscopy; Atelectasis; Resistant Pneumonia; Non-treated Asthma

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Citation: Ammar El Kheir and Chadi AL Alam. “Case Report of a Left Upper Bronchial Cast in A Lebanese Adolescent Patient Diagnosed After Persistent Pneumonia with Obstruction Removed by Dual Rigid and Flexible Bronchoscopy". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 4.1 (2023): 45-48.

Copyright: © 2022 Ammar El Kheir and Chadi AL Alam. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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