Cryo extraction of impacted betel nut
A 13-year-old boy while eating betel nut accidentally aspirated one in his lungs. It was unnoticed for one year, and he continued to have pneumonia.
Diagnosis & Treatment
Bronchoscopy showed impacted betel nut with surrounding granulation. It was successfully removed using Cryoprobe.
About Author –
Dr. Hari Kishan Gonuguntla, Consultant Interventional Pulmonologist, Yashoda Hospitals, Hyderabad
MD, DM (Pulmonology Medicine), Fellowship in Interventional Pulmonology (NCC, Japan)