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Impacted aural foreign body requiring endaural incision and canal widening for removal.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9725534     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Foreign bodies of the ear are a common finding in children. The majority of these can be removed relatively easily. We present a case which required endaural incision and widening of the external meatus before the foreign body could be successfully removed. Entrapment of the hard, oval-shaped, smooth and slippery foreign body deep to the hour-glass narrowing of the external canal, proximity of the object to the tympanic membrane and localised tissue oedema were the indications for the surgery. This case demonstrates the danger of unskillful attempts to remove aural foreign bodies.
R J Engelsma; W C Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0165-5876     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol.     Publication Date:  1998 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-11-10     Completed Date:  1998-11-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003603     Medline TA:  Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  169-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Ear* / surgery
Foreign Bodies* / surgery

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