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Bronchoscopic airway mucus plug extraction in a patient with uncontrolled asthma

A 60 year-old-female with asthma, on irregular treatment, presented with breathing difficulty. Her chest radiograph showed right lower lobe collapse. CT chest confirmed the presence of collapse.

Bronchoscopy was done which showed mucus plug causing complete obstruction of the airway leading to lung collapse. After clearing the mucus plugs, her breathlessness improved.

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