Impacted Intra Sphenoid Foreign Body in an Adult: A Rare Event and a Lucky Survivor

Authors

  • Sourabha Kumar Patro Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck surgery, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
  • Roshan Verma Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck surgery, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
  • Naresh K Panda Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck surgery, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v17i2.30076

Keywords:

sphenoid sinus foreign body, metallic foreign body, paranasal sinus foreign body, endoscopic removal of foreign bodies

Abstract

Nasal foreign bodies are rare events occurring mostly in children. However they can be seen in adults as a result of trauma resulting from road traffic accidents and bullet injuries. However these foreign bodies, if associated with high velocity, can cause greater harm at skull base by casing injury to vital structures. Hence safe planning and removal is warranted. We present a case of a 48 year old female with an impacted metallic foreign body in the sphenoid. Endoscopic removal of the foreign body was was done.

J MEDICINE July 2016; 17 (2) : 115-117

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Author Biography

Sourabha Kumar Patro, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck surgery, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh



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Published

2016-10-23

How to Cite

Patro, S. K., Verma, R., & Panda, N. K. (2016). Impacted Intra Sphenoid Foreign Body in an Adult: A Rare Event and a Lucky Survivor. Journal of Medicine, 17(2), 115–117. https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v17i2.30076

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Case Reports