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

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


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 method we used to remove it. We also review the literature on retained ballistic nasal foreign bodies, including their management and complications.

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