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Rhinolith from a long-ago insertion of a bead into the nasal cavity

September 21, 2015  |  Hung-Che Lin, MD; Chih-Hung Wang, MD, PhD; Hsin-Chien Chen, MD, PhD

CT may be used to assess the calcification deposits and the number and size of rhinoliths.

Use of fluoroscopic guidance to remove a migrating esophageal foreign body

June 5, 2015  |  Ramanuj Sinha, MS; Utpal Jana, MS; Soumya Ghatak, MS; Gautam Biswas, MS; Jayanta Saha, MS; Indranil Sen, MS

Abstract

Ingested foreign bodies that migrate extraluminally are rare. In such cases, exploration of the neck via an external approach is the recommended procedure to remove the object. However, locating such a foreign body can be a difficult task. We report what we believe is the first...

The harm of ham hocks: Foreign body impaction in long-standing multiple sclerosis

March 2, 2015  |  Anish Patel, MD; Jacqueline Weinstein, MD; Mandy Weidenhaft, MD; Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR

The incidence of foreign body impaction in neurologic dysfunctional swallowing, such as in multiple sclerosis (MS), has been not widely reported.

Minimally invasive drainage of a posterior mediastinal abscess through the retropharyngeal space: A report of 2 cases

March 2, 2015  |  Dan Lu, MD; Yu Zhao, MD, PhD

Abstract

Foreign-body ingestion is a common cause of esophageal perforation, which can lead to a fatal posterior mediastinal abscess. Routine treatments include the drainage of pus through the esophageal perforation, thoracotomy, and videothoracoscopic drainage. We present 2 cases of...

Maxillary sinus cyst containing a bone chip

March 2, 2015  |  Jae-Hoon Lee, MD

If bone fragments in the sinus can be removed, the patient's prognosis is usually excellent.

Bronchoscopic extraction of a chicken bone 5 years after aspiration

January 19, 2015  |  Parth Shah, MD; Angela Han, BA; Rishin Patel, MD; Paul Howlett, MD; Scott Akers, MD; Mitchell Margolis, MD; Sunil Singhal, MD

Abstract

A 58-year-old man with a remote history of choking on a chicken bone 5 years earlier presented with chronic cough but had no remarkable clinical examination findings. He was being followed for recurrent pneumonias complicated by a resistant empyema, for which he had undergone...

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...

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