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Foreign body impaction: Fifty years inside the nose

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August 1, 2004
by Vassilis Pitsinis, MD; Alpa Patel, MBBS
An incidental finding of a foreign body in the nose is an infrequent event. When foreign bodies are discovered incidentally, they are usually detected during an investigation of chronic symptoms. We describe a case that is of interest because a nasal foreign body had remained clinically silent for more than 50 years.

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