Volume 12, Issue 46 (9-2005)                   RJMS 2005, 12(46): 295-298 | Back to browse issues page

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    Foreign body aspiration to airways occurs in children under the age of 15 and the maximum incidence is in the 1-3 age range. Using general anesthesia or sedation would enable us to remove the foreign body in the operation room. Here is a case report of a 4-year-old child in whom a retained broken suture needle was found by radiography in the parapharyngeal area after tonsillectomy and adenoeedectomy. Using general anesthesia, the needle was removed under fluoroscopy after 4.5 hours.

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Type of Study: case report | Subject: ENT

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