Document Type : Clinical Report


1 Department of Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

2 Department of Veterinary Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran

3 Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shiraz University, Iran.

4 Department of clinical sciences, school of veterinary medicine, shiraz university, shiraz, Iran

5 Department of Clinical Sciences, school of Veterinary Medicine, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran


Foreign bodies in the respiratory tract (trachea/bronchus) are very rare conditions; therefore, it is not on top of the list of differential diagnoses in patients with chronic or severe cough, but its occurrence should not be considered unexpected. A 2-year-old male Shih Tzu terrier mix dog (9.2 kg) with a history of dyspnea for six days was referred to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of Shiraz University. In the clinical examination, respiratory distress and pain during palpation of the neck area were observed. Radiology indicated a triangular radiopaque object (bone) in the trachea of the animal. The size of the foreign body, the weakness of the grasping forceps of the device, and the edges of the bone being stuck in the trachea caused tracheoscopy failure after 30 minutes of trying. Surgical procedure (tracheotomy) was effective to remove the foreign body using Noyes alligator tissue forceps. Aspirated foreign body is not a common condition. If the aspirated foreign body is recognized early and treated immediately, prognosis is usually good.


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