European Journal of Rhinology and Allergy
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The Missing Piece Found after 25 Years: Foreign Body in Frontal Recess

The Missing Piece Found after 25 Years: Foreign Body in Frontal Recess

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital, Klang, Selangor, Malaysia

Eur J Rhinol Allergy 2020; 3: 17-19
DOI: 10.5152/ejra.2020.79
Read: 9 Downloads: 9 Published: 30 April 2020

Foreign body in the nose is relatively uncommon in adults. The occurrence of a foreign body in the paranasal sinuses is even rarer, and majority of the cases are associated with maxillofacial trauma. In contrast to the common presentation of foul-smelling nasal discharge, a foreign body in the paranasal sinuses may only produce vague symptoms. Their presence is frequently overlooked. Clinical suspicion and radiological investigations are essential for establishing a diagnosis. It is important to rule out the presence of foreign bodies in patients with maxillofacial trauma. We present a rare case of foreign body in the frontal sinus of a patient that was discovered after 25 years.

Cite this article as: Ng JJ, Ong HY, Muslim NN, Marimuthu SG. The Missing Piece Found After 25 Years: Foreign Body in Frontal Recess. Eur J Rhinol Allergy 2020; 3(1): 17-9.

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