A Rare Incidental Encounter of a Foreign Body in the Nasopharynx During Adenotonsillectomy: A Case Report from Tanzania

  • Zephania Saitabau Abraham University of Dodoma-College of Health and Allied Sciences
  • Enica Richard Massawe Department of Surgery-University of Dodoma, College of Health and Allied Sciences, Dodoma-Tanzania
  • Kassim Babu Mapondella Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Aveline Aloyce Kahinga Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Muhimbili National Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Siwillis Mithe Ministry of Health, Kenya
  • Daudi Ntunaguzi Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Abstract

Foreign bodies may become lodged in various parts of the upper aerodigestive tract and establishing the presence of such foreign bodies is expected from health care practitioners. Foreign bodies may be classically organic or inorganic and their insertion into various parts of the aerodigestive tract may be deliberate or accidental. Majority of inhaled foreign
bodies are reported in children and may even go unnoticed. There are scarce reported studies of foreign bodies in the nasopharynx. We are reporting an unusual case in which a foreign body in a child's nasopharynx went unnoticed for 9 months and was found incidentally during adenotonsillectomy.

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Author Biography

Zephania Saitabau Abraham, University of Dodoma-College of Health and Allied Sciences

College of Health and Allied Sciences
Box 259, Dodoma-Tanzania

Published
2019-12-31
Section
Case Reports