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Nasal foreign body as the cause of a subperiosteal orbital abscess in a child

February 1, 2010  |  Benjamin D. Webb, MD, Kevin D. Pereira, MD, MS (ORL), and Samer Fakhri, MD, FACS, FRCS


We present what to the best of our knowledge is the first reported case of an orbital abscess as a result of acute rhinosinusitis caused by obstruction of the middle meatus secondary to the impaction of a nasal foreign body in a child. The patient, a 5-year-old Hispanic boy,...

Calcified maxillary cyst secondary to a foreign-body reaction at the site of a remote tooth extraction

January 1, 2010  |  Alexander Langerman, MD, Farhad Sigari, MS, MD, and Robert Naclerio, MD


Unilateral sinus disease has a wide differential diagnosis. When a patient has a history of maxillary dental work on the same side as the sinusitis, a foreign entity introduced during or subsequent to the dental manipulation must be considered. We present a case of calcified...

Bean sprout impaction in the pharynx: Two cases of this unusual foreign body

September 1, 2009  |  Dulani Mendis, DOHNS, MRCS and Simon Thorne, DLO, MRCSEd


We report 2 cases of bean sprout impaction in the pharynx. To the best of our knowledge, pharyngeal impaction of a bean sprout has not been previously described in the literature. We also comment on the theoretical infective risks associated with the long-term impaction of...

Foreign body in the pediatric airway

July 1, 2009  |  Yuri Gelfand, MD, Soham Roy, MD, FACS, FAAP, and James Albright, FACS, FAAP

Dacryocystitis secondary to an iatrogenic foreign body in the lacrimal apparatus

July 1, 2009  |  Deepak Gupta, MS, FRCS, Heikki B. Whittet, FRCS, Salil Sood, MS, MRCS, and Suchir Maitra, MS


Dacryocystitis is an infection of the lacrimal sac that is usually caused by obstruction of the nasolacrimal duct. We describe a case of iatrogenic dacryocystitis that occurred secondary to the presence of an impacted piece of a metallic dilator in the lacrimal apparatus. The...

Foreign body in the external auditory canal

July 1, 2009  |  Mary Burton, AuD and Arun K. Gadre, MD

Three-dimensional computed tomography for detection and management of ingested foreign bodies

May 1, 2009  |  Rabia Shihada, MD, Moshe Goldsher, MD, Sliman Sbait, MD, and Michal Luntz, MD

Cervical esophagotomy for an impacted denture: A case report

March 1, 2009  |  Sardar Zakariya Imam, MD, Mubasher Ikram, FCPS, Saulat Fatimi, MD, and Moghira Iqbal, FCPS


We present the case of a 46-year-old woman with an impacted denture and an impending esophageal perforation. Her family physician initially missed the diagnosis but during a subsequent visit reviewed her x-ray and was able to see the shadow of the denture's wire attachment in...

Formation of an airway foreign body during removal of a metal tracheostomy tube: A case report

March 1, 2008  |  Mitchell R. Gore, PhD and Austin S. Rose, MD


Tracheostomy tube changes are often performed in the clinic or at the bedside without complication. We report a case in which the removal of a long-term metal tube in a clinic setting was complicated by the presence of fibrinous debris on the tube. The debris had accumulated...

Migration of T-tubes to the middle ear

January 1, 2008  |  Thabet Abbarah, MD, FACS and M. Aiman Abbarah, MD

Unilateral inferior turbinate hypoplasia caused by a longstanding (approximately 35 yr) nasal foreign body

January 1, 2008  |  Fiorenza Derosas, MD, Gino Marioni, MD, Brescia Giuseppe, MD, Alessandra Florio, MD, Claudia Staffieri, MD, and Alberto Staffieri, MD


We report the unusual case of a 44-year-old man who presented with a plastic foreign body that had been lodged in his right nasal cavity for approximately 35 years. Initial attempts to remove the object were unsuccessful; only after it was broken into several parts was removal...

Management of a maxillary sinus foreign body (dental bur)

November 1, 2007  |  Joseph L. Smith II, MD and Precha Emko, MD, FACS


Metal foreign bodies are occasionally found in the paranasal sinuses. Often they result from the escape of material through an oroantral fistula or from trauma. Rarely, they occur as a complication of a dental procedure. A literature review revealed only four other reports of...


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