A rare nasopharyngeal foreign body

Singh, Rakesh Kumar; Varshney, Saurabh; Singh Bist, Sampan and Gupta, Nitin (2008) A rare nasopharyngeal foreign body. Online Journal Of Health And Allied Sciences, 7 (1). ISSN 0972-5997

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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

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Foreign body, Nasopharynx, Anesthesia, Surgery, Endoscopy
Subjects:-Journal Repositories > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Respiratory System > Pharynx
Surgical Procedures, Operative > Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive > Endoscopy
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases > Nose Diseases > Nasal Obstruction
Disorders of Environmental Origin > Wounds and Injuries > Foreign Bodies
Health Occupations > Medicine > Specialties, Surgical > Surgery
Anesthesia and Analgesia > Anesthesia
Stomatognathic System > Pharynx
ID Code:2876
Deposited By:Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya
Deposited On:28 May 2008

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