-Four-year-old patient was admitted to the ENT Department of the Regional children’s hospital in Dnipro with complaints of difficulty in nasal breathing, recurrent epistaxis for 2 weeks. Parents did not rule out the possibility of a foreign body in the nose 2 weeks ago, medical help was not sought. This was reported in the group “ENT on the basis of the Regional children’s hospital” on Facebook.
-X-ray examination revealed a metallic foreign body form, “tablets”, – stated in the message. Under General anesthesia, with the use of endoscopic techniques have been revised of the nasal cavity and the successful removal of foreign bodies (batteries). Noted perforation of the nasal septum. The wound surface is covered with a fibrin coating.
Treatment is successful, the child was discharged home. Recommendations for pharmacological treatment and prevention of this situation.
Such foreign bodies as batteries are the most hazardous to the upper respiratory tract, as cause the destruction of surrounding tissues oxidation process.
It should be noted that the symptoms of obstruction of nasal breathing with epistaxis require inspection of the otolaryngologist as early as possible, to avoid and prevent possible complications.
The ENT Department of the Regional children’s hospital in Dnepr, victory Boulevard, 13. 5th floor.
Tel 0682749208, 0567136418.