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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 175-178

Otologic foreign body: An undeclared and unusual impaction


Departments of Ear Nose and Throat, LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Osun state, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Taiwo O Adedeji
Departments of Ear Nose and Throat, LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Osun State
Nigeria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1115-2613.278306

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BACKGROUND This study reports two cases of undeclared and unusual foreign body (FB) impaction in the ears of Nigerian adult patients that were accidentally discovered and successfully managed. AIM The report aims to create awareness,and encourage Otorhinolaryngologist to have proper otoscopy done for all patients with suspected ear FB and double check again following FBs removal. CONCLUSION It has recommended a need for an increased public enlightenment to raise awareness about the danger of cleaning the ears with cotton swab or other sharp materials.


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