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Fish bone impaction in the supraglottis

October 18, 2014  |  Willis S.S. Tsang, FRCSEd(ORL); John K.S. Woo, FRCS(ORL); C. Andrew van Hasselt, M Med (Otol)

The most common sites of fish bone impaction are the tonsils, tonsillar pillars, tongue base, valleculae, and piriform fossa. Impaction in the supraglottic area is extremely uncommon.

Ear mold impression material as an aural foreign body

September 18, 2014  |  Yu-Hsuan Lin, MD; Ming-Yee Lin, MD, PhD

Physicians should not rush indiscriminately into action without a careful otoscopic examination and a detailed history, to discern whether a patient has abnormal anatomy and is at risk for complications.

An unusual presentation of anterior subglottic stenosis

June 9, 2014  |  Harry V. Wright, MD; Kenneth C. Fletcher, MD

Acquired subglottic stenosis should be suspected in any patient with unexplained dyspnea weeks to months following decannulation.

A "nail-biting" case of an airway foreign body

May 8, 2014  |  Parker A. Velargo, MD; Jennifer D. McLevy, MD

While cases of large, completely obstructing foreign bodies in the subglottis would lead to sudden respiratory distress, the initial presentation of smaller foreign bodies in the subglottis can be quite similar to croup, presenting with biphasic stridor, cough, and/or the steeple sign....

Medial migration of a tympanostomy tube

December 20, 2013  |  Alejandro Vazquez, MD; Robert W. Jyung, MD

Glass in the frontal sinus: 28-year delayed presentation

October 24, 2013  |  Alice K. Guidera, MBChB, BSc; Peter M. Dixon, MBBS, FRCS; Hans R. Stegehuis, MBChB, FRACS

Abstract

Reports of delayed presentation of foreign bodies in the frontal sinus are infrequent and likely to become rarer with the widespread availability of computed tomography in the last 2 decades. We present a case in which glass from a road traffic injury was found in the frontal...

Ice-cream stick injury resembling torus palatinus

September 19, 2013  |  Rumi Khajotia, MBBS, MD, FAMA, FAMS; S.T. Kew, FRCP

The size of a torus palatinus usually varies from barely discernible to very large, and it may be flat or lobular.

Migration of a fish bone from the upper aerodigestive tract to the skin of the neck: A case report

August 22, 2013  |  Ramanuj Sinha, MS, DNB; Indranil Sen, MS; Jayanta Saha, MS; Ankur Mukherjee, MS; and Ruma Guha, MS

Abstract

We describe an unusual case of a migratory foreign body (fish bone) in the neck of a 45-year-old woman. The 2.1-cm bone migrated from the esophagus and traversed through the entire soft tissue of the neck, and it almost extruded through the skin of the neck. With the patient...

Degraded tympanostomy tube in the middle ear

July 22, 2013  |  Nitin J. Patel, MD; Joshua Bedwell, MD; Nancy Bauman, MD; Brian K. Reilly, MD

Tympanostomy tubes can cause a foreign-body reaction that can lead to myringitis and the development of granulation tissue and polyps.

Unusual hard palate foreign body: A case report

April 18, 2013  |  Allison N. Rasband-Lindquist, MD; Rodney Lusk, MD

Abstract

Foreign bodies embedded in the palate are exceedingly rare, and may imitate oral lesions. The majority of cases occur in infants and children. The following report discusses the unique presentation of a foreign body in the hard palate of an infant. This report emphasizes that...

Intranasal tooth and associated rhinolith in a patient with cleft lip and palate

March 25, 2013  |  Gisele da Silva Dalben, DDS, MSc; Vivian Patricia S. Vargas, DDS; Bruno A. Barbosa, MSc; Marcia R. Gomide, PhD; Alberto Consolaro, PhD

Abstract

We report the case of a 9-year-old girl who presented with a complaint of a malodorous bloody discharge from the left naris. The patient had previously undergone a complete repair of left-sided cleft lip and palate. Clinical examination revealed hyperplasia of the nasal mucosa...

The missing tracheoesophageal puncture prosthesis: Evaluation and management

February 25, 2013  |  Shelby C. Leuin, MD; Daniel G. Deschler, MD

Abstract

Placement of a tracheoesophageal puncture prosthesis in the post-laryngectomy patient has significantly improved voice rehabilitation in this population. Rarely, the prosthesis may become dislodged, necessitating medical evaluation. We present the case of a 61-year-old man who...

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