A New Method for Removal of Supraglottic Leech Infestation, an Unusual Cause of Hemoptysis.

Document Type : Case Report


1 Pulmonologist, Tehran University of Medical Scienses,Tehran,Iran

2 Lung Disease Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad,Iran


Foreign bodies in upper airway may have various presentations and be life threatening. Leeches can attach to upper airway and cause serious problems. Herein we report a 55-year-old man with hemoptysis due to attachment of leech and explain our technique for its removal.


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