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An extruded ossicular prosthesis

February 25, 2013  |  Willis S.S. Tsang, FRCSEd(ORL); Michael C.F. Tong, MD(CUHK); C. Andrew van Hasselt, M Med(Otol)

Extrusion of ossicular prostheses results from postoperative tympanic membrane medialization. The incorporation of cartilage grafting material is recommended to minimize extrusion.

Unusual nasopharyngeal foreign body: A hooked iron rod

July 5, 2012  |  Evelyne S. Diom, MBChB; Raymond Diouf, MBChB; El Hadji Malick Diop, MBChB

Abstract

Foreign bodies lodged in the nasopharynx are rare. We report a case of an unusual foreign body in the nasopharynx: a hooked iron rod. The patient was a 5-year-old girl. The foreign body had to be removed under general anesthesia. To the best of our knowledge...

Ectopic intranasal tooth: An unusual cause of epistaxis in a child

June 4, 2012  |  Roshan K. Verma, MS, DNB, MNAMS; Jaimanti Bakshi, MS, DNB; Naresh K. Panda, MS, MNAMS, FRCS

Abstract

Nasal bleeding is a common disorder in children that is frequently caused by irritation in the Kiesselbach plexus (also known as Little’s area). Other common underlying causes include local inflammatory diseases of the nose, infections, vascular malformations, and...

An unusual case of a ballpoint pen migrating into the parapharyngeal space and middle mediastinum

November 22, 2011  |  Grace H. Kim, MD, Eugene P. Snissarenko, MD, and Paul D. Kim, MD

Abstract

Foreign bodies that penetrate the esophagus and migrate extraluminally are unusual. If they are left untreated, serious complications arise from mediastinitis, and damage to the major structures in the neck can occur. We report a case of a patient who presented with chest pain...

Management of foreign bodies in the ear: A retrospective review of 123 cases in Nigeria

November 22, 2011  |  Toye G. Olajide, MBBS, FWACS, Foluwasayo E. Ologe, MBBS, FWACS, and Oluwabukola O. Arigbede, MBBS

Abstract

Foreign bodies in the ear are relatively common in emergency medicine. However, attempts at removal made outside the healthcare setting by untrained persons can result in complications of varying degrees. We conducted a 3-year retrospective review of 123 cases of aural foreign...

Dual laryngeal foreign body

November 22, 2011  |  Omar Rahmat, MBBS, MS(Orl) and Narayanan Prepageran, FRCS

An unusual presentation of an asymptomatic neck mass

August 16, 2011  |  Rapahel Nach, MD, Lorraine M. Smith, MD, MPH, and Hootan Zandifar, MD

Ballpoint pen ingestion in a 2-year-old child

July 14, 2011  |  Anaïs Rameau, MD, CM, MSc, Sumeet M. Anand, MD, and Lily H.P. Nguyen, MD, CM, MSc, FRCS(C)

Abstract

A 2-year-old girl ingested a ballpoint pen, which was found on chest x-ray to have lodged in the lower esophagus and stomach. The pen, which measured nearly 15 cm in length, was removed via rigid esophagoscopy without complication. To the best of our knowledge, this is the...

An unusual cause of foreign-body sensation in the throat: A displaced superior cornu of the thyroid cartilage

June 14, 2011  |  Emin Karaman, MD, Gkioukxel Saritzali, MD, Sait Albayram, MD, and Batuhan Kara, MD

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Foreign-body sensation is a nonspecific symptom of aerodigestive tract diseases. We describe the case of a 42-year-old man who presented with a foreign-body sensation in the throat that was found to be caused by a displaced superior cornu of the thyroid cartilage. Such a...

Fluoroscopic localization of a retained intranasal ballistic foreign body in an unexpected location

December 17, 2010  |  Charles Stewart III, MD, Christopher Le, MD, and Thomas Stewart, MD

Abstract

Otolaryngologists are frequently asked to evaluate impacted nasal foreign bodies in children. Multiple techniques have been used for the removal of these objects. We describe what we believe is a previously unreported mechanism of nasal foreign-body impaction and the novel...

Aspiration of radiolucent dentures in facial trauma: Case report

December 17, 2010  |  Jon B. Chadwell, MD, Joshua R. Mitchell, MD, Michael Donnino, MD, Charles Peterson, MD, Paul Guentert, MD, Cliff Arnold, BA, and Mark Walsh, MD

Abstract

Foreign body aspiration is a serious problem that may lead to complications or even death. People who sustain major maxillofacial trauma can often damage their teeth or oral prostheses, and aspiration can occur. Detection of this type of aspiration can be difficult, especially...

Intraglossal impaction of ingested fish bones: A case series

August 1, 2010  |  Shirish Johari, BSc, MBBS, DLO, DOHNS(Edin.), MRCSEd; and Kevin Yaw-Khian Chong, MBBS, FRCS(Ed), M Med(ORL-Singapore), FAMS(ORL), FAAOHNS(USA), EAONO, AINO(Italy)

Abstract

Although foreign body ingestion and impaction in the pharynx or hypopharynx are quite commonly encountered at our institution, foreign body impaction in tongue tissue is rare. Six cases of foreign bodies embedded in the tongue were identified in a retrospective review spanning...

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