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An unusual presentation of an asymptomatic neck mass

August 16, 2011  |  Rapahel Nach, MD, Lorraine M. Smith, MD, MPH, and Hootan Zandifar, MD

Ballpoint pen ingestion in a 2-year-old child

July 14, 2011  |  Anaïs Rameau, MD, CM, MSc, Sumeet M. Anand, MD, and Lily H.P. Nguyen, MD, CM, MSc, FRCS(C)

Abstract

A 2-year-old girl ingested a ballpoint pen, which was found on chest x-ray to have lodged in the lower esophagus and stomach. The pen, which measured nearly 15 cm in length, was removed via rigid esophagoscopy without complication. To the best of our knowledge, this is the...

An unusual cause of foreign-body sensation in the throat: A displaced superior cornu of the thyroid cartilage

June 14, 2011  |  Emin Karaman, MD, Gkioukxel Saritzali, MD, Sait Albayram, MD, and Batuhan Kara, MD

Abstract

Foreign-body sensation is a nonspecific symptom of aerodigestive tract diseases. We describe the case of a 42-year-old man who presented with a foreign-body sensation in the throat that was found to be caused by a displaced superior cornu of the thyroid cartilage. Such a...

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

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

Abstract

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...

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

Abstract

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)

Abstract

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

Abstract

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

Abstract

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

Abstract

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

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