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Trauma Image and Procedure 2018;3(2): 56-57.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.24184/tip.2018.3.2.56    Published online November 30, 2018.
Obstructive Atelectasis Caused by Total Obstruction of the Left Main Bronchus by Mucous Plug
Chan Yong Park, Woo Sung Kang
Department of Trauma Surgery, Wonkwang University, Jeonbuk, Korea
Correspondence  Chan Yong Park ,Tel: 82-63-859-2602, Fax: 82-63-859-2029, Email: wkafyddl@hanmail.net
Submitted: November 3, 2018  Accepted after revision: November 23, 2018
Abstract
Complete obstructive atelectasis caused by mucous plugs in the main bronchus can lead to life-threatening emergencies. Here, we report a case of atelectasis resulting in total obstruction of the left main bronchus due to a very large amount of thick purulent secretion, which was resolved using a fiberoptic bronchoscopic toilet.
Keywords: Obstructive atelectasis; Mucous plug; Main bronchus; Bronchoscopic toilet
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