A resuscitated case from asphyxia by large bronchial cast

Shigeru Itabashi, Michiko Kano, Kazutaka Endo, Hidetada Sasaki

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A 62-year-old woman with bronchiectasis suffered from asphyxia due to a large bronchial cast that obstructed the bronchial tree. Immediate bronchoscopic suction of a bronchial cast of 17 cm in length through the intubated tube relieved the patients without any complications. Large bronchial casts appear to be rare in this century but it should be considered in patients with acute exacerbation of excessive sputa not only in patients with asthma or allergy but also in patients with respiratory tract infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-188
Number of pages6
JournalTohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Feb


  • Asphyxia
  • Bronchial cast
  • Bronchiectasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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