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Table 2 Procedures done for removal of foreign body

From: Metallic hairpin inhalation: a healthcare problem facing young Muslim females

Procedure Number of patients (percentage)
Bronchoscopic retrieval 81 (100)
Successful removal by rigid bronchoscopy 65 (80)
Trial removal by redo bronchoscopy 16 (20)
A- RB (Rigid bronchoscopy) 8 (10)
B-FOB (Fiberoptic bronchoscopy) 3 (4)
Successful removal by redo broncoscopy 11 (14)
Failed bronchoscopy 5 (6)
Thoracotomy 5 (6)
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