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A Rare Nasopharyngeal Foreign Body

Singh, Rakesh Kumar and Varshney, Saurabh and Bist, Sampan Singh and Gupta, Nitin (2008) A Rare Nasopharyngeal Foreign Body. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Abstract

Nasopharynx is an exceptionally rare anatomical location for foreign body impaction. We present a rare case of nasopharyngeal foreign body (NFB) in a 7 years old child. The diagnosis was confirmed by nasal endoscopy. Immediate removal of foreign body (FB) in the nasopharynx was performed under general anesthesia. This rare situation is potentially dangerous, since its dislodgment may cause fatal airway obstruction. Therefore, in all cases with missing foreign bodies in the aerodigestive system, nasopharyngeal impaction should be kept in mind and endoscopic examination of the region should be considered

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Foreign body, Nasopharynx
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:6091
Deposited By:Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:02 Jun 2008 01:33
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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