The submucosal location of the retained foreign body
in this case is unusual.
The frontal lobe is the one most commonly affected in orbitocranial injuries; in most cases the foreign body
will penetrate over and vertically through the orbital roof.
ingestion into the upper aerodigestive tract is a relatively common clinical problem we face in the emergency room.
A retained foreign body
can lead to sinusitis, cutaneous fistula, foreign body
granuloma formation, and even malignant mucosal alteration.
In this report, we present a unique case of a chronic radiopaque laryngeal foreign body
and its management from workup to retrieval.
While foreign body
aspiration for 6 months could lead to irreversible parenchymal changes, a follow-up CT scan at 3 months revealed complete resolution of parenchymal infiltrates in this case (Figure 4).
In order to remove the foreign body
, the patient underwent an exploratory surgery.
Esophageal perforation by foreign body
allows introduction of pathogens into the mediastinum, which results in life-threatening mediastinitis.
It was decided to surgically remove the foreign body
and written informed consent from the patient was obtained.
Only a small number of foreign body
cases, if they go deeper into the sigmoid colon, require extraction by colonoscopy .
Conclusion: Foreign body
aspiration history should be questioned in pediatric age group who are followed up and treated due to lung infection.
This descriptive retrospective study of foreign body
aspiration in children was conducted in the ENT Unit of the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH).