Ultrasound Guided Thoracoscopic Dental Extraction

Contributors: Rodrigo Ruiz and Adele Brudnicki

We present a minimally invasive approach for removal of an aspirated tooth that was not extractable via rigid / flexible bronchoscopy.  The multimodal technique results in a successful extraction via non-anatomic wedge resection of the affected portion of the lung and thereby obviates the need for a formal lobectomy.

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