An unusual foreign body presenting in the nasopharynx

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Abstract

A 24-year-old male, who sustained gross facial injuries as a result of a motor accident, presented six months later on account of unilateral nasal obstruction and foul discharge. A diagnosis of right maxillary sinusitis was made and a right Caldwell-Luc operation was performed. At operation, a piece of wood was discovered in the nasopharynx, partly impacted in the choana, and it was removed. The post-operative course was uneventful. The rarity of nasopharyngeal foreign bodies and the mode of entry was discussed. The maxillary sinusitis was considered to be secondary to the presence of the foreign body.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)641-642
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Volume102
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Maxillary Sinusitis
Nasopharynx
Foreign Bodies
Facial Injuries
Nasal Obstruction
Accidents

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An unusual foreign body presenting in the nasopharynx. / Gendeh, Balwant Singh; Gibb, A. G.

In: Journal of Laryngology and Otology, Vol. 102, No. 7, 1988, p. 641-642.

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