Bilateral magnetic nasal foreign bodies causing septal perforation
Eng Haw LIM, Norasnieda MD SYUKRI, Ramiza Ramza RAMLI
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, Malaysia
Nasal foreign bodies are common in Otorhinolaryngology especially in children. The common types of foreign bodies encountered include seeds or nuts, plastic toys, beads, papers, cotton, stones and metal pieces. Most nasal foreign bodies can be easily removed in the clinic settings. Some cases may require sedation or anaesthesia to facilitate foreign body removal. Complication is rare. Here, we report a case of nasal septal perforation caused by bilateral magnetic foreign bodies which adhered across the nasal septum.
Keywords: Foreign bodies, otorhinolaryngeal foreign bodies, nasal foreign bodies, nasal septal perforation
Correspondence author: Lim Eng Haw, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia. Tel: +6097676429, E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brunei Int Med J. 2016; 12 (5): 173-175