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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


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)


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...

Retained pill capsule remnant in pyriform sinus

May 1, 2010  |  Ellen L. Baxter, DO and Adam D. Rubin, MD

An insect on the tympanic membrane

March 1, 2010  |  Arun K. Gadre, MD, FACS, DORL

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 external auditory canal

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

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 pediatric airway

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

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...


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