Published: 2020-01-24

A nearly missed foreign body in frontal sinus: case report

Nurul Alya Binti Azwan, Ram Kumar Sharma Shanmugam, Kong Yin Teng


Foreign body in paranasal sinus is rare. Very few cases have been reported of lodgement of foreign body in paranasal sinuses. Garces and Norris reported that 70% of these foreign bodies usually appeared after maxillofacial traumas and 30% appeared during or after dental procedures of maxilla. Foreign bodies are less common in the frontal sinus as compared to maxillary sinus. This is a case of foreign body in frontal sinus in an eighteen-year-old gentleman after a road traffic accident.


Foreign body, Frontal sinus, Trauma

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