Plastic bronchitis (PB) is an extremely rare clinical entity where inspissated cast is found in endobronchial airway leading to respiratory distress. It is a large gelatinous or rigid branching airway cast.
The underlying causes for this PB are pulmonary diseases, congenital heart disease, and few other conditions. The treatment of this condition includes rigid bronchoscopy and removal of this cast.
This child was managed by rigid bronchoscopy and this cast was removed from the right bronchus.
SourceSwain SK, Choudhury J. Plastic bronchitis in a 6-year-old boy: An unusual indication for rigid bronchoscopy. Indian J Health Sci Biomed Res [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Feb 5];13:46-9. Available from: http://www.ijournalhs.org/text.asp?2020/13/1/46/276418