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Cyanoacrylate (“superglue”) injury to the nasal cavity: Case report and a proposed management algorithm

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January 1, 2011
by James Sira, MBChB, Sandeep Uppal, FRCS (ORL-HNS), and Atilla Dezso, FRCS (ORL-HNS)


We report the case of a deliberate application of cyanoacrylate adhesive (commonly called “superglue”) to the nose of a 9-year-old boy during a fight. The glue was successfully removed under general anesthesia without causing trauma to the nasal mucosa. To the best of our knowledge, only 1 other case of cyanoacrylate injury to the nasal cavity has been published in the literature. We also provide an algorithm to guide clinicians in the future management of this unusual circumstance.

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