ISSN: 2250-0359

Otolaryngology Online Journal

An International Journal of Medical Sciences

Abstract

An Unusual Long Standing Air Gun Pellet Foreign Body in Nose

The relationship and associated complications between foreign bodies and otolaryngology is a long lasting challenge in practice. The impaction of foreign body into any site/part of human body is a common accident. Removal of such foreign bodies depends on the nature and mobility of the particle; in addition, early diagnosis and removal of foreign particles is crucial to prevent futuristic complications. We present a 28-year-old man who had an unusual foreign body airgun pellet since 17 years lodged in his nose. On clinical examination the foreign body was felt inferior to right nasal vestibule and in the oropharynx the pellet could be palpated just lateral to the upper gingivolabial frenulum. It was removed under local anesthesia and postoperative analgesics and antibiotics given.


Author(s): Segana Hasan Abdul Cader*, Fahim Ahmed Shah

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