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An unusual cause of tinnitus

September 19, 2016  |  Po-Jun Chen, MD; Hsin-Chien Chen, MD, PhD

Live insects found in the outer ear canal should be immobilized or killed before removal.

Case of a tick as an unusual animate aural foreign body

June 14, 2016  |  Chao-Hsun Huang, MD; Min-Tsan Shu, MD

The risk of acquiring a tick foreign body in the external auditory canal is generally related to geographic and climatic factors, such as warmer months and areas with forests, high grass, and leaf litter.

Is the emergency department management of ENT foreign bodies successful? A tertiary care hospital experience in Australia

March 16, 2016  |  Ritesh Gupta, MBBS, MS(ENT); Rugare Percy Nyakunu, MBBS, BMedSci; Jorian Russell Kippax, MBChB, FACEM

Abstract

We evaluated the role of the emergency department (ED) in the management of ear, nose, and throat foreign bodies in an Australian tertiary care hospital. We retrospectively reviewed all cases of ENT foreign-body presentations in the ED over a 2-year period. We identified 168...

Button battery injuries in the pediatric aerodigestive tract

December 14, 2015  |  Abhinav R. Ettyreddy, BS; Matthew W. Georg, BS; David H. Chi, MD; Barbara A. Gaines, MD; Jeffrey P. Simons, MD

Abstract

Children with a button battery impaction present with nonspecific symptoms that may account for a delay in medical care. We conducted a retrospective study of the clinical presentation, management, and complications associated with button battery ingestion in the pediatric...

Extramedullary plasmacytoma associated with an ectopic tooth in the nasal cavity

October 31, 2015  |  Yi Zhang, MD; Yong Xu, MD; Yu Xu, MD; Zezhang Tao, MD

Abstract

Extramedullary plasmacytoma and tooth eruption into the nasal cavity are both rare events. We report a case of plasmacytoma associated with an ectopic tooth. To the best of our knowledge, such a case has not been previously reported in the literature. A 63-year-old woman...

Rhinolith from a long-ago insertion of a bead into the nasal cavity

September 21, 2015  |  Hung-Che Lin, MD; Chih-Hung Wang, MD, PhD; Hsin-Chien Chen, MD, PhD

CT may be used to assess the calcification deposits and the number and size of rhinoliths.

A radiologic view of migration of a foreign body in the maxillary sinus by mucociliary movement

September 21, 2015  |  Jae Hoon Lee, MD

Displaced foreign objects should be removed from the antrum to prevent the development of maxillary sinusitis.

Use of fluoroscopic guidance to remove a migrating esophageal foreign body

June 5, 2015  |  Ramanuj Sinha, MS; Utpal Jana, MS; Soumya Ghatak, MS; Gautam Biswas, MS; Jayanta Saha, MS; Indranil Sen, MS

Abstract

Ingested foreign bodies that migrate extraluminally are rare. In such cases, exploration of the neck via an external approach is the recommended procedure to remove the object. However, locating such a foreign body can be a difficult task. We report what we believe is the first...

Maxillary sinus cyst containing a bone chip

March 2, 2015  |  Jae-Hoon Lee, MD

If bone fragments in the sinus can be removed, the patient's prognosis is usually excellent.

The harm of ham hocks: Foreign body impaction in long-standing multiple sclerosis

March 2, 2015  |  Anish Patel, MD; Jacqueline Weinstein, MD; Mandy Weidenhaft, MD; Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR

The incidence of foreign body impaction in neurologic dysfunctional swallowing, such as in multiple sclerosis (MS), has been not widely reported.

Minimally invasive drainage of a posterior mediastinal abscess through the retropharyngeal space: A report of 2 cases

March 2, 2015  |  Dan Lu, MD; Yu Zhao, MD, PhD

Abstract

Foreign-body ingestion is a common cause of esophageal perforation, which can lead to a fatal posterior mediastinal abscess. Routine treatments include the drainage of pus through the esophageal perforation, thoracotomy, and videothoracoscopic drainage. We present 2 cases of...

Bronchoscopic extraction of a chicken bone 5 years after aspiration

January 19, 2015  |  Parth Shah, MD; Angela Han, BA; Rishin Patel, MD; Paul Howlett, MD; Scott Akers, MD; Mitchell Margolis, MD; Sunil Singhal, MD

Abstract

A 58-year-old man with a remote history of choking on a chicken bone 5 years earlier presented with chronic cough but had no remarkable clinical examination findings. He was being followed for recurrent pneumonias complicated by a resistant empyema, for which he had undergone...

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