Foreign bodies present themselves in various masquerades. A high index of suspicion and a proactive approach are required. In every journal and in every ENT academic conference, you will find anecdotal references to individual experiences. Such anecdotes give valuable lessons to the other ENT surgeons. We learn, by precept, how a particular surgeon surmounted a particular difficulty. This knowledge will bail you out, in a distant time of your life, when you get a similar patient.