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CASE REPORT

A Bunch of Stapler Pin: An Unusual Nasopharyngeal Foreign Body

Soumyajit Das, Suvamoy Chakraborty, Subhasish Mukherjee

Keywords : Foreign body,Nasopharynx,Stapler pin,Unusual site

Citation Information : Das S, Chakraborty S, Mukherjee S. A Bunch of Stapler Pin: An Unusual Nasopharyngeal Foreign Body. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2015; 8 (3):127-129.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1250

Published Online: 00-12-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Objective

To highlight the occurrence of unusual foreign bodies in the nasopharynx in the pediatric age group.

Introduction

Foreign bodies are common in ENT practice universally. At times they may present as emergency requiring urgent intervention and many a times they go unnoticed as these are not suspected. Nasopharyngeal foreign bodies are rare in any age group.

Case Report

A 10 months old female child was brought with the history of persistent drooling of saliva and refusal to feed after accidental ingestion of a bunch of stapler pin. Plain radiograph showed a bunch of stapler pin in the nasopharynx with enlarged adenoid tissue and prevertebral soft tissue shadow.

Conclusion

Bunch of stapler pin is an unusual foreign body in the nasopharynx. Care should be taken while removing these foreign bodies. Digital manipulation for removal of such foreign bodies are hazardous and should be avoided at all cost.

How to cite this article

Das S, Chakraborty S, Mukherjee S. A Bunch of Stapler Pin: An Unusual Nasopharyngeal Foreign Body. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2015;8(3):127-129.


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