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J Liaquat Uni Med Health Sci. 2015; 14(2): 86-89


Foreign Bodies in Ear - Its Type, Diagnosis and Management

Muhammad Rafique, Arsalan Ahmed Shaikh, Atif Hafeez Siddiqui.

Abstract
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the presentation, nature and fate of aural foreign bodies.
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive Study.
SETTING: E.N.T. and Head & Neck Surgery department, Liaquat University Hospital Hyderabad
from June 2014 to May 2015.
METHODOLOGY: A prospective study of 224 patients who presented with different aural foreign
bodies. All patients having suspected history of aural foreign body and whom who havenít history
but during examination foreign body present in ear are included in the study. The patient of
all age group of both the genders was enrolled. All the data was collected on a pre-designed
Performa. Statistical analysis was carried out using SPSS 16.
RESULTS: Out of 224 cases of aural foreign bodies, 50.4% were less than seven years of age,
with male outnumber female. 93.3% of patients were having foreign body in one ear and 6.7%
have foreign body in both ears respectively. Majority of aural foreign bodies were Beads and
pearls that were seen in 30.4%. Most of the cases (87.5%) did not develop any complication
during extraction. The complications observed were canal abrasion in 11 (4.9%) patients, otitis
externa in 12 (5.3%) and tympanic membrane perforation in 02 ( 0.8%) patients.
CONCLUSION: Aural foreign bodies are commonly encountered during otorhinological practice.
Various varieties of aural foreign bodies are prevalent at different parts of the world. These
cases should be removed under good magnification and illumination and/or sedation/general
anesthesia if needed for prevention of complication.

Key words: Foreign bodies, general Anesthesia, tympanic membrane perforation.



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