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- Otolaryngology Online Journal (2015) Volume 5, Issue 4

Nasal Foreign Bodies and their management: a study in medical college hospital

The presence of foreign bodies (FB) in the na-sal cavities is one of the most common causes of emergencies in ENT practice,representing 9% to 15% of all urgencies/emergencies in the specialized services occurring most fre-quently in children especially unilateral.(1,2) We are studying 60 cases of foreign bodies’ removal from nasal cavities performed at KVG Medical College Sullia, and their charac-teristics concerning sex, age, kind, and instru-ments used for removal. The greatest rate of occurrence is from 0 to 2 years old. The most commonly found foreign bodies were grains (beans, corn, and others) at a rate of 25%.

Author(s): Shashikumar T, Sherry C, Pooja N, Sudhir M Naik, Ravishankar B, Deekshith R M, Sathya P

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