Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Mini Review Volume 5 Issue 7

Is it Safe to Perform Rigid Bronchoscopy in Pediatric Foreign Body Aspiration During Covid-19 Pandemic?

Sudesh Kumar1*, Versha Verma2, Mohit Goel1 and Pallavi Rao1

1Department of Otolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery, Dr Rajendra Prashad Government Medical College, Tanda, Kangra H.P., India
2Department of Anaesthesia, Dr Rajendra Prashad Government Medical College, Tanda, Kangra H.P., India

*Corresponding Author: Sudesh Kumar, Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery, Dr Rajendra Prashad Government Medical College, Tanda, Kangra H.P., India.

Received: May 03, 2023; Published: June 09, 2023

Abstract

Paediatric foreign body aspiration is a potentially life threatening condition, requiring its management on urgent basis. It can have a variable presentation, from asymptomatic to respiratory compromise, arrest to even death. In all suspected cases of foreign body aspiration, rigid bronchoscopy under general anaesthesia is the gold standard treatment. But unfortunately during Covid-19 pandemic, as rigid bronchoscopy generates high aerosols it increases the risk of transmission to health care professionals performing it. We are presenting a cases series of ten cases of the paediatric foreign body aspiration managed by rigid bronchocopy during Covid-19 pandemic. We are also describing the anaesthesia preparation and steps during bronchoscopy and trying to see the reasons behind sudden surge in such cases.

 Keywords: Paediatric; Foreign Body Aspiration; Rigid Bronchoscopy; Covid-19

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Citation

Citation: Sudesh Kumar., et al. “Is it Safe to Perform Rigid Bronchoscopy in Pediatric Foreign Body Aspiration During Covid-19 Pandemic?".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 5.7 (2023): 08-12.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2023 Sudesh Kumar., et al. 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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