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Procedures: Procedures: Bronchoscopy |

The Clinical Features of Tracheobronchial Living Foreign Body: Leech

Xi-Qian Xing, MD; Zhong-Chuan Yang; Yan-Ping Li; Xu-Wei Wu; Hong-Yan Liu; Li-Qiong Liu; Li-Hui Zhang
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First Department of Respiratory Medicine, Yan'an Hospital Afilliated to Kunming Medical University, Kunming, China


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A433. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.451
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SESSION TITLE: Procedures: Bronchoscopy

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

PURPOSE: To investigate the clinical features of tracheobronchial foreign body: leeches.

METHODS: This is a retrospective study of medical records in three tertiary hospital of Yunnan Province from August 2013 to February 2015. Data was collected from patients who were diagnosed as had tracheobronchial leeches via bronchoscopy. The associated medical information, bronchoscopic features and removal method were reviewed and analyzed.

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