Foreign Body Aspiration Guidelines

Updated: Oct 20, 2020
  • Author: Martin E Warshawsky, MD, FACP, FCCP; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Guidelines Summary

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) technical standards for flexible airway endoscopy in children finds rigid bronchoscopy superior to flexible bronchoscopy for operative manipulation in foreign body extraction. In addition, the ATS notes that with flexible bronchoscopy there is one small suction channel which limits the success of removal and increase the risk of displacement of the foreign body. [20]