OTOLOGIC FOREIGN BODY: AN UNDECLARED AND UNUSUAL IMPACTION

Taiwo O. Adedeji, James E Tobih, Abdulraman Adeshina Bello

Available online Jul 19, 2018.

[ Report ] Volume 24, Issue 2, 2015, Pages 175-178


Abstract

BACKGROUND
This study reports two cases of undeclared and unusual foreign body (FB) impaction in the ears of Nigerian adult
patients that were accidentally discovered and successfully managed.
AIM
The report aims to create awareness,and encourage Otorhinolaryngologist to have proper otoscopy done for all
patients with suspected ear FB and double check again following FBs removal.
CONCLUSION
It has recommended a need for an increased public enlightenment to raise awareness about the danger of cleaning
the ears with cotton swab or other sharp materials.


Keywords

oreign body, Ear syringing, Cotton swab, Otoscopy,