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CASE REPORT

Management of an Intranasal Open Safety Pin Foreign Body: A Case Report

Sunil S Kewat, Pravin M Bhat

Keywords : Foreign body, Nose, Open safety pin, Pediatric otolaryngology

Citation Information : Kewat SS, Bhat PM. Management of an Intranasal Open Safety Pin Foreign Body: A Case Report. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2021; 13 (2):43-46.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1371

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 20-11-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Background: Foreign body in the nose is a common situation encountered by an otolaryngologist in day-to-day practice. The removal of an intranasal open safety pin has remained a difficult situation in otolaryngology practice, especially in the pediatric age-group. There are numerous challenges with very few literature guidelines for the removal of such intranasal foreign bodies. We encountered such a case of a 4-year-old female child presented with an open safety pin in skiagram. There are several kinds of literature described regarding an open safety pin in the esophagus but silent about the intranasal open safety pin and its management. We have successfully removed the open safety pin under general anesthesia in an uncooperative child. The present manuscript is an attempt to remove the enigma of an intranasal open safety pin management with a video presentation of a rare case event.


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