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[Middle ear cholesterol granuloma due to foreign body: a case report].

Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2022 Jun;57(6):741-742

Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Qilu Hospital (Qingdao), Cheeloo College of Medicine, Shandong University, Qingdao 266035, China.

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Retention and loss of PIT tags and surgically implanted devices in the Eurasian beaver.

BMC Vet Res 2022 Jun 10;18(1):219. Epub 2022 Jun 10.

Department of Natural Sciences and Environmental Health, University of South-Eastern Norway, Bø i Telemark, Norway.

Background: Passive integrated transponder devices (PIT tags) are a valuable tool for individual identification of animals. Similarly, the surgical implantation of transmitters and bio-loggers can provide useful data on animal location, physiology and behavior. However, to avoid unnecessary recapture and related stress of study animals, PIT tags and bio-loggers should function reliably for long periods of time. Read More

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Coin retained in the upper esophagus for more than 4 years: A case report and literature review.

Ear Nose Throat J 2022 Jun 7:1455613221106212. Epub 2022 Jun 7.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, 37850King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Coins are among the most common foreign bodies ingested by children, especially those below 5 years of age. Early endoscopic retrieval of esophageal coins minimizes the risk of serious complications. However, significant morbidity and mortality are reported when coins are retained in the gastrointestinal tract for prolonged periods of time. Read More

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Management of Live Insects in the External Auditory Canal: A Wilderness Perspective.

Wilderness Environ Med 2022 May 26. Epub 2022 May 26.

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio; Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio.

A live insect within the external auditory canal is an unpleasant possibility during wilderness recreation. To our knowledge, no study has attempted to quantify the risk of this event occurring in the wilderness. However, such events anecdotally seem to occur with some regularity in a variety of climates. Read More

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Aspiration of a Row of Artificial Dentures in an Adult: A Case Report.

JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc 2022 Apr 15;60(248):410-412. Epub 2022 Apr 15.

Department of Anesthesiology, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Clinical findings of foreign body aspiration, generally, are subtle. Scrutinous clinical suspicion is always recommended. Here, we present a rare case of an adult male, who under the influence of alcohol had aspirated a row of his artificial denture without his conscience of where his denture got missing and presented to our outpatient department with non-specific symptoms. Read More

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When "Stay" Sutures Stay.

Ear Nose Throat J 2022 May 24:1455613221104428. Epub 2022 May 24.

Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 2202Cooper University Health Care, Camden, NJ, USA.

Chronic airway foreign bodies represent a rare and challenging entity faced by otolaryngologists. Herein, we describe the case of an adult woman found to have a 17 cm-long internalized tracheostomy stay suture retained 2 years after decannulation. Thorough evaluation and contingency planning allowed for safe and successful removal of this novel airway foreign body. Read More

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Two cases of extraluminal migration of fishbones into the thyroid gland and submandibular gland.

Ear Nose Throat J 2022 Apr 29:1455613221098787. Epub 2022 Apr 29.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, 90162Gyeongsang National University Hospital, Jinju, Korea.

Laryngopharyngeal or cervical pain following ingestion of foreign bodies is one of the most frequently encountered emergencies in otolaryngologic practice. Although most of these foreign bodies can be easily removed under laryngoscopic examination without any complications, surgical removal may be required when foreign bodies migrate extraluminally. This report describes two rare cases of ingested fishbones that had migrated, one each to the thyroid gland and submandibular gland. Read More

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Successful removal of metallic foreign body in the neck-mediastinum via the parapharyngeal space approach.

Zuxia Ma

Ear Nose Throat J 2022 Mar 29:1455613221084076. Epub 2022 Mar 29.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, 159358The Third Affiliated Hospital of ZunYi Medical University/First People's Hospital of Zunyi, Zunyi, China.

Neck-mediastinum foreign body (FB) is a common emergency in otorhinolaryngology head and neck surgery departments, and it can be lethal. We present a case of an uncommon foreign body in the neck-mediastinum. The FB was metallic and about 12 cm long. Read More

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Incidental Finding in Pre-Orthodontic Treatment Radiographs of an Aural Foreign Body: A Case Report.

Children (Basel) 2022 Mar 15;9(3). Epub 2022 Mar 15.

Department of Biomedical, Surgical and Dental Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Milan, 20100 Milan, Italy.

The presence of foreign bodies in the external auditory canal of young patients may cause, if left untreated, severe permanent damage to the adjacent anatomical structures, and infections. A 10-year-old patient with an intellectual disability underwent orthodontic evaluation. An aural radiopaque finding was visible in the lateral cephalogram and in the orthopantomography. Read More

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Penetrating foreign body in the larynx presenting as hoarseness.

Ear Nose Throat J 2022 Mar 24:1455613221084040. Epub 2022 Mar 24.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 125573Chiayi Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan.

Penetrating neck injuries are not uncommon, while penetrated foreign bodies involving the larynx are rare, which can be critical and challenging even for experienced physicians. We presented a case of a 64-year-old man with a piece of grinder blade penetrating through the subglottic region, visiting our outpatient department with hoarseness persisting for 3 weeks. The flexible fiberoptic laryngoscope, CT and direct laryngoscope were used to establish the right diagnosis. Read More

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Rigid versus flexible endoscopy for managing ingested foreign bodies-can we improve pathways?

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2022 May 5;279(5):2695-2700. Epub 2022 Feb 5.

Department of Oncology and Metabolism, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.

Purpose: This study aims to evaluate management pathways, outcomes and safety of rigid endoscopy (RE) and flexible endoscopy (FE) for the treatment of impacted foreign bodies of the upper gastrointestinal tract (UGIT) in adults.

Methods: Retrospective study, included all patients undergoing RE or FE for impacted UGIT foreign body over an 11-year-period.

Results: A total of 144 patients were included (95 FE and 49 RE). Read More

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Ear, Nose, and Throat Foreign Bodies in Children: A Retrospective Study.

Children (Basel) 2022 Jan 4;9(1). Epub 2022 Jan 4.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dongtan Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Hwaseong 18450, Korea.

Background: This study analyzed the presentation, characteristics, and management of foreign bodies in different age groups of pediatric patients with ear, nose, and throat foreign bodies.

Methods: A retrospective study was performed using data from October 2012 to September 2020. A total of 1285 patients with ear, nose, and throat foreign bodies who were less than 12 years of age and who presented to the emergency room were included in this study. Read More

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January 2022

Foreign Body Complications in Ears due to Mishandled Hearing Aid Fitting and Proposed Clinical Guidelines to Address the Complications.

J Korean Med Sci 2022 Jan 10;37(2):e19. Epub 2022 Jan 10.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea.

Background: South Korea has one of the world's fastest aging populations and is witnessing increased age-related hearing impairment cases as well as an increase in the number of hearing aid users. The aim of this study was to analyze complications caused by hearing aid mold materials. In addition, we hope to raise awareness of the harm and danger that inexperienced hearing aid providers can cause to patients. Read More

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January 2022

Distribution of Immune Cells Including Macrophages in the Human Cochlea.

Front Neurol 2021 22;12:781702. Epub 2021 Nov 22.

Department of Surgical Sciences, Section of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.

The human cochlea was earlier believed to lack capacity to mount specific immune responses. Recent studies established that the human cochlea holds macrophages. The cells appear to surveil, dispose of, and restore wasted cells to maintain tissue integrity. Read More

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November 2021

Primary Care Removal of Fishhooks, Rings, and Foreign Bodies from the Ear, Nose, and Superficial Eye and Conjunctiva.

J Lane Wilson

Prim Care 2021 Dec 7;48(4):655-676. Epub 2021 Oct 7.

Department of Family Medicine, East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, 101 Heart Drive, Greenville, NC 27834, USA. Electronic address:

Embedded fishhooks, digital ring entrapment, and foreign bodies of the ear, nose, and superficial eye and conjunctiva may present to primary care clinics and can often be managed there. This review is a guide for primary care clinicians for effective, pragmatic, and safe techniques to address these scenarios in the office and when to refer them to a surgeon. Read More

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December 2021

Characteristics and outcomes of emergency department patients with a foreign body that entered through the ear, nose or mouth: a 10-year retrospective analysis.

J H Lee S J Kim

J Laryngol Otol 2021 Oct 22:1-7. Epub 2021 Oct 22.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Background: Foreign bodies in the ear, nose and throat commonly necessitate emergency department visits.

Method: This retrospective study was conducted on emergency department visits from January 2010 to December 2019 to determine characteristics and clinical prognoses of ENT patients. Patients were divided into three groups according to foreign-body entry route; patient characteristics and clinical findings were compared between groups. Read More

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October 2021

Development of Clinical Skills and Confidence Questionnaire for Triage and Action Minor Emergency Course: Test-Retest Exam.

Cureus 2021 Sep 10;13(9):e17864. Epub 2021 Sep 10.

Internal Medicine, Seiroka Kokusai Byouin, Tsukiji, JPN.

Aim: The Triage and Action (T&A) minor emergency course was developed to improve the clinical skills of Japanese non-specialist physicians for minor emergent problems. Currently, the course quality is evaluated only by a self-reported satisfaction questionnaire. This study described a new clinical skills and confidence questionnaire to evaluate its validity and reliability. Read More

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September 2021

Wnt Modulation Enhances Otic Differentiation by Facilitating the Enucleation Process but Develops Unnecessary Cardiac Structures.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Sep 24;22(19). Epub 2021 Sep 24.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Dankook University, 119 Dandae-ro, Cheonan 31116, Korea.

Otic organoids have the potential to resolve current challenges in hearing loss research. The reproduction of the delicate and complex structure of the mammalian cochlea using organoids requires high efficiency and specificity. Recent attempts to strengthen otic organoids have focused on the effects of the Wnt signaling pathway on stem cell differentiation. Read More

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September 2021

Rhinolith: An incidental radiographic finding.

Imaging Sci Dent 2021 Sep 11;51(3):333-336. Epub 2021 Aug 11.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, CWRU School of Dental Medicine Dental Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA.

Rhinoliths are foreign bodies composed of mineralised deposits in the nasal cavity that are rarely encountered in routine dental practice. The current report presents a case of a 77-year-old female patient who visited a dental treatment centre for a routine dental check-up and prophylaxis. On the clinical examination, the patient did not report any breathing difficulty, nasal obstruction, or any form of discharge. Read More

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September 2021

Dexamethasone-loaded cochlear implants: How to provide a desired "burst release".

Int J Pharm X 2021 Dec 2;3:100088. Epub 2021 Jul 2.

Univ. Lille, Inserm, CHU Lille, U1008, F-59000 Lille, France.

Cochlear implants containing iridium platinum electrodes are used to transmit electrical signals into the inner ear of patients suffering from severe or profound deafness without valuable benefit from conventional hearing aids. However, their placement is invasive and can cause trauma as well as local inflammation, harming remaining hair cells or other inner ear cells. As foreign bodies, the implants also induce fibrosis, resulting in a less efficient conduction of the electrical signals and, thus, potentially decreased system performance. Read More

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December 2021

I'm All Ears: A Population-Based Analysis of Consumer Product Foreign Bodies of the Ear.

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2021 Sep 11:34894211045638. Epub 2021 Sep 11.

Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC, USA.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to assess the nationwide incidence of ear foreign body (FB) presentations to the emergency department (ED) and analyze the most common FB consumer products encountered.

Methods: The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) was evaluated for ED visits that included "ear foreign bodies" from 2010 through 2019. The most frequent foreign bodies were identified and organized by demographics. Read More

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September 2021

Migrated fish bone into the neck: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2021 Sep 12;15(1):452. Epub 2021 Sep 12.

Faculty of Medicine, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Ratmalana, 10390, Sri Lanka.

Background: Impaction of foreign body is a common condition presented to ear, nose, and throat department among Asian population. The commonest foreign body seen among this population has been documented as fish bone. Fish bone can migrate to lateral neck space or related organs around the neck and chest. Read More

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September 2021

Association between Cone-Beam Computed Tomography and Histological and Immunohistochemical Features in Periapical Lesions Correlated with Thickened Maxillary Sinus Mucosa.

Medicina (Kaunas) 2021 Aug 19;57(8). Epub 2021 Aug 19.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, "Grigore T. Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 16 Universitatii Str., 700115 Iasi, Romania.

: Odontogenic sinusitis is a frequently underestimated pathology with fewer symptoms in patients with periapical lesions, periodontal disease, or iatrogenic foreign bodies in the maxillary sinus. The aim of our study was to determine the correlation between maxillary sinusitis and periapical lesions using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging and histological and immunohistochemical investigations. A total of 1450 initial patients diagnosed with maxillary sinusitis in the Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Grigore T. Read More

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CT Findings of Firework Injuries to the Head and Neck.

Ear Nose Throat J 2021 Aug 24:1455613211036242. Epub 2021 Aug 24.

Department of Radiology, The University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA.

Objectives: The purpose of this study is to review the CT imaging findings of injuries in the head and neck caused by fireworks through a case series.

Methods: The imaging database from the University of Chicago Medicine was searched with "fireworks," "firecrackers," and "mortar" as keywords and CT as the imaging modality. Cases without acute CT findings or initial CT scans were excluded. Read More

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Review of rigid esophagoscopy in a Tertiary Hospital in Ghana.

Pan Afr Med J 2021 21;39:64. Epub 2021 May 21.

Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH), P.O. Box 16, Tamale, Ghana.

Rigid esophagoscopy is a common endoscopic procedure worldwide for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Even though this procedure is performed commonly in our center no published reports exist. We reviewed our experience with rigid esophagoscopy. Read More

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September 2021

Intriguing aural foreign body and algorithm of management of foreign body.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 Aug 16;14(8). Epub 2021 Aug 16.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Tuanku Ja'afar Seremban, Seremban, Malaysia.

Foreign body (FB) in the external auditory canal is more common among the paediatric age group compared with adult patients and it may be deposited in various ways. An accidental animate aural FB is reported to be commonly encountered in adults whereas inanimate FBs are likely to be found among adult patients with learning disability. An elderly man presented with accidental penetration of rattan tree stem into his ear while gardening. Read More

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Fireworks Injuries to the Head and Neck: A Retrospective Analysis Between 2008 and 2017.

J Burn Care Res 2022 01;43(1):202-206

Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

This study examines firework-associated head and neck injuries in the United States from 2008 to 2017 obtained from a single epidemiology source. The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) was used to collect epidemiologic data and retrospectively analyze firework-associated injuries from 2008 to 2017. Injury types included burns, concussions, contusions, foreign bodies, hematomas, internal organ injury, lacerations, and puncture wounds. Read More

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January 2022

One year on: assessing the impact of coronavirus disease 2019 on demand for semi-urgent ENT services.

J Laryngol Otol 2021 Sep 5;135(9):829-833. Epub 2021 Aug 5.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, UK.

Objective: This study investigated how the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has impacted on presentations to ENT first-on-call services.

Methods: All appointments to a rapid access triage clinic from 1 June to 31 August in 2019 and 2020 were reviewed retrospectively and their reasons for consultation classified. A binomial proportion test was used to determine whether the proportions of consultations per presentation differed significantly between years. Read More

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September 2021

A change in clinical practice for aural foreign bodies - what we learnt from the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

J Laryngol Otol 2021 Sep 5;135(9):825-828. Epub 2021 Aug 5.

ENT Department, Milton Keynes University Hospital, Milton Keynes, UK.

Objective: This case series, conducted during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, investigates the impact of leaving aural foreign bodies in situ for a prolonged period of time, including the risk of complications and success rates of subsequent removal attempts.

Method: A retrospective study of aural foreign body referrals over a six-month period was carried out.

Results: Thirty-four patients with 35 foreign bodies were identified (6 organic and 29 inorganic). Read More

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September 2021

To X-Ray or Not to X-Ray? Discussing Unknown Nasal Foreign Bodies and Button Batteries.

Ear Nose Throat J 2021 Jul 31:1455613211033123. Epub 2021 Jul 31.

5196Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Luton, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom.

The emergency of esophageal button batteries is recognized. Foreign bodies in the ear or nose are treated as comparatively nonemergent. We present the case of a child who presented with suspected pen-nib in the nostril to highlight the importance of investigation and intervention in nasal foreign body and review the literature regarding X-rays in these cases. Read More

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