AN UNUSUAL FOREIGN BODY – A METAL TACK IN NASAL CAVITY
*Dr. Nagargoje Punam N., Dr. Mazgaonkar Firdos S., Dr. Waghule Ridhima M., Dr. Kale Tushar R.
Adult with nasal foreign bodies are rare. Whenever the adult patients present with nasal foreign bodies, the underlying psychiatric disorder must be searched for. This report describes an undetected nasal foreign object in a mentally retarded 15 year old girl. A metal tack was discovered in lateral cephalograph lodged in the patient’s left nostril. Which was subsequently removed under general anesthesia. We present here a unique case of foreign body inside nasal cavity which was accidentally discovered preoperatively.
Keywords: Foreign body, nasal cavity, metal tack.
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