Hair: An Unusual Foreign Body in Airways Presenting with Haemoptysis in an Adult Patient
V.K. Jain, A.K. Singh, N. Jain, A. Sharma, A. Singh
Haemoptysis, Lung, Tracheo-bronchial tree, Hair, Foreign body
Citation Information :
Jain V, Singh A, Jain N, Sharma A, Singh A. Hair: An Unusual Foreign Body in Airways Presenting with Haemoptysis in an Adult Patient. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2014; 56 (1):53-54.
Haemoptysis is defined as expectoration of blood originating from the lungs or tracheo-bronchial tree. It is attributed to various causes like tuberculosis, bronchiectasis, lung cancer, mycetoma, foreign bodies etc. Various types of foreign bodies have been reported in the literature. We report the case of an adult female patient who presented with an episode of haemoptysis (150 mL) in whom flexible fibreoptic bronchoscopy revealed a single long hair at the carina going to left main bronchus. Following successful removal of this hair there were no further episodes of haemoptysis and the patient manifested clinical and radiological improvement.