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Penetrating oral foreign body presenting as an aural polyp

  • S. Law (a1) and G. W. R. Watters (a1)

Abstract

A case of a penetrating oral foreign body presenting with an aural polyp is described. The possibility of a penetrating oral injury should be considered whenever a child's fall is unwitnessed, as it is easily overlooked. An underlying foreign body should be considered in cases where an aural polyp fails to respond to standard therapy. MRI may be the best imaging technique to identify plastic foreign material.

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Address for correspondence: Mr G. W. R. Watters, F.R.C.S., Department of Otolaryngology, Queen Alexandra Hospital. Cosham, Portsmouth, Hants PO6 3LY.

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Law, R. C., Fouque, C. A., Waddell, A., Cusick, E. (1997) Penetrating intra-oral trauma in children (Lesson of the week). British Medical Journal 314: 5051.
Radkowski, D., McGill, T. J., Healy, G. B., Dwight, T. J. (1993) Penetrating trauma of the oropharynx in children. Laryngoscope 103: 991994.

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Penetrating oral foreign body presenting as an aural polyp

  • S. Law (a1) and G. W. R. Watters (a1)

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