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VOLUME 13 , ISSUE 2 ( May-August, 2021 ) > List of Articles


Ingested Nasopharyngeal Foreign Body in a Young Child

Abhilasha Goswami, Hironya Borah

Keywords : Ingested foreign body, Nasopharynx, X-ray nasopharynx

Citation Information : Goswami A, Borah H. Ingested Nasopharyngeal Foreign Body in a Young Child. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2021; 13 (2):56-57.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1376

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 20-11-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Foreign bodies in the aerodigestive tract are a common problem encountered during the practice of otorhinolaryngology. It constitutes a health hazard in all age-groups, but more so among the pediatric population, requiring effective management and immediate intervention. Out of all the reports on foreign bodies in the aerodigestive tract, nasopharyngeal foreign bodies after ingestion are rare. Here, we present a 6-year-old female who presented with noisy breathing and restlessness, following ingestion of jujube seed. On examination, the chest was bilaterally clear and radiograph of the nasopharynx revealed a foreign body in the nasopharynx. The foreign body was removed endoscopically under general anesthesia. This case report is being highlighted for its rarity and unusual presentation. This case also illustrates the importance of nasopharyngeal examination in children with history of foreign body ingestion.

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