A retrospective investigation of clinical profile and management of foreign bodies in ear
A retrospective investigation of medical records, of 41 cases of foreign body in ear, is presented from a metropolitan secondary care hospital. Most vulnerable age group is preschool children and there is male gender predominance. Vegetable grains are most frequent ear foreign bodies. Majority cases, are self insertion of foreign body, report as emergency and fairly easily managed, unless complicated due to, attempts at removal, prior to hospital visit. Some cases of accidental insertion of foreign body may involve tympanic perforation, need definitive management. Foreign body may be removed with good specific equipments, with adequately sedated child and local antibiotic care post removal, may suffice the needs. Otolaryngological care is most distinctly advantageous in regard to uneventful removal of ear foreign bodies and prevention of complications.
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