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Foreign Body in the External Auditory Canal. Case Report

Foreign Body in the External Auditory Canal. Case Report

Mahomed Sidique Abdul Cadar Dadá, Abdul Habib Mahomed Dadá2

Journal Title:Acta Scientific Otolaryngology
Abstract


Foreign bodies in the natural orifices of the head and neck is a frequent problem observed in otorhinolaryngology consultations and emergency services at hospitals and private clinics. Foreign bodies are introduced intentionally or accidentally. In the present clinical case, we discuss the story of a 5-year-old child who introduced bicycle spoke nipple in to the ear. Extraction was performed by washing, without any complications.It is a rare and unusual object. Hence the importance of taking into account all objects existing in the home that can potentially become foreign bodies, especially if there is a car or bicycle repair site in the house. Never leave small objects accessible to children. Always bear in mind that any object, however small, deserves the child's curiosity and potentially will end up in one of the head and neck holes.Keywords: Foreign Body; External Auditory Canal; Ear