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Oreh AC

Department of Family Medicine, Garki Hospital, Abuja, Nigeria


  • Original Article   
    Actualities of Management of Aural, Nasal, and Throat Foreign Bodies
    Author(s): Oreh AC, Folorunsho D and Ibekwe TS*

    Background: Foreign bodies (Fbs) in the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) are common presentations in healthcare settings worldwide. Aim: This study was carried out to review the modes of presentation, management, and outcome of inserted Fbs in our setting. Subjects and Methods: A 5‑year retrospective study of cases of ENT Fbs managed at two referral hospitals in Abuja Nigeria. The analysis was done with Chi‑square and Pearson correlation. Results: Five hundred and ninety‑four patients aged 0–75 years, M:F = 1.1 (295 vs. 299) were reviewed. Prevalence was predominantly among the under 5 s; 286/594 (P = 0.001). ENT Fbs were 356/594 (59.9%), 167/594 (28.1%) and 71/59 (12.0%), respectively. Cotton wool 133/356 (37.4%) and beads 75/356 (21.1%) constituted most aural Fbs. Beads 45/167 (27.0%) and grains/seed 37/167 (22.1%) were the most common nasal Fbs while .. Read More»

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