Unnoticed impacted foreign body ear presenting as chronic suppurative otitis media with postaural fistula: a rare case
Keywords:Impacted foreign body ear, Postaural fistula, Chronic suppurative otitis media, Unusual foreign body
Foreign body ear, especially in the external auditory canal are common in adults and children. Most common age group presenting with foreign body is 2 to 10 years. Most common foreign bodies are seeds insects, paper, chalk pieces etc. Most common complications of foreign body ear are pain, bleeding, foul smelling discharge, otitis externa and irritation of ear. There are chances of external auditory canal laceration, bleeding, infection, perforation of tympanic membrane, dislodgement of foreign body towards inner region during the time of removal. This is a case of unnoticed impacted foreign body presented as chronic suppurative otitis media with postaural fistula, found on table broomstick foreign body which was removed using canaloplasty and further managed with tympanoplasty and cortical mastoidectomy.
Piromchai P, Srirompotong S, Lertchanaruengrith P, Mills R. A Child Presenting with a Bullet in the Middle Ear: Case Report. Clin Med Insights Case Rep. 2012;5:1-4.
Davies PH, Benger JR. Foreign bodies in the nose and ear: a review of techniques for removal in the emergency department. J Accid Emerg Med. 2000;17:91-4.
Shankar T, Swamy DR, Vivechana T. A Rare Foreign Body in the Ear: Removed by Canaloplasty: A Case Report. J Evol Med Dent Sci. 2015;4(67):11762-8.
Dance D, Riley M, Ludemann JP. Removal of ear canal foreign bodies in children: What can go wrong and when to refer. BC Med J. 2009;51(1):20-4.
Ng TT. Aural foreign body removal: there is no one-size-fits-all method. Open Access Emerg Med. 2018;10:177-82.
Marin J, Trainor J. Foreign Body Removal from the External Auditory Canal in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2006;22(9):630-4.
Craig SS, Cheek JA, Seith RW, West A. Removal of ENT foreign bodies in children. Emerg Med Australasia. 2015;27(2):145-7.
Al Jabr I. Aural Myiasis, a Rare Cause of Earache. Case Reports Otolaryngol. 2015;219529:1-3.