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title:Study on clinicoepidemiological pattern of foreign bodies in Otorhinolaryngology and associated morbidities

Author:Richa Gupta, Manish Mittal

Keywords:Ear, Foreign body, Insect, Nose

Type:Original Article

Abstract:Background: Foreign bodies in ENT are common occurrence. The present research was conducted to study clinicoepidemiological pattern of 117 cases of foreign bodies in ear, nose & throat presented to the S.S. Medical college & G.M. Hospital, Rewa. Materials & methods: The present study was a case series of 117 patients of foreign bodies in ear, nose & throat who presented to the S.S. Medical college & G.M. Hospital, Rewa from January 2014 to August 2014. Results: Among 117 patients 58.12 % were males with age ranging from 14 months to 75 years. Most patients 82 (70.09 %) belong to <10 year age group. Commonest site of lodgement of foreign body was ear (58.97 %) followed by nose (18.80 %). Commonest type of foreign body was insect (24.79 %). Conclusion: Foreign bodies in ENT are commonly encountered. They should be diagnosed timely and managed with utmost care to prevent complications.

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