According to the man's medical records, he had been suffering from recurrent pneumonia since then. But he could finally breathe freely on Saturday when the fish bone was removed, Arun Nair, head of interventional pulmonary department at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre here, said.


Nair said the patient underwent a successful rigid bronchoscopy procedure and a fish bone measuring 1.5 cm x 1.4 cm tucked away in the lower lobe of the right lung was removed successfully and the pus formed around it was drained out.

 

"It was life threatening. There was pus formation behind the foreign body... The lung behind it had become necrotic," said Nair. The doctor said the fish bone was never detected by doctors during earlier hospitalisations in Oman as CT scans did not pick it up.


"Removing it after such a long time was challenging as there was excessive tissue growth around the foreign body. The patient will be discharged soon," added Nair.

 

 

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