Ahmed Al-Juboori, Abdalla Mirghani, Amira Nasser Al Hail
||Archives of Otolaryngology and Rhinology, 2017, Vol.3 (2), pp.035-037
||Peertechz Publications Private Limited
Foreign body injury is one of the most commonly encountered otorhinolaryngologic emergencies. Thediagnosis and management of foreign bodies have mainly been based on the type and location of theforeign body. The workplace is a significant contributor to fatal and non-fatal injuries worldwide and aninsufficiently appreciated contributor to the total burden of health care costs. Steel workers sustain a higheroccupational hazard of penetrating injuries anywhere in the body, including the head and neck. However,we found no reports in the literature about non-penetrating shrapnel foreign body injuries, particularly in theupper aero-digestive tract. This is a case report of a twenty-five years old steelworker who presented to theemergency department in Al Wakra Hospital with a history of... non-penetrating steel foreign body impactionin the throat which had been visualized by Glide Scope and removed successfully with the assistance ofMacintosh laryngoscope without complications. The purpose of this presentation is to highlight the unusualroute taken by a shrapnel non-penetrating foreign body, through the open mouth to the hypo pharynx. Also,probably this could be the first such case to be reported. A note has, also, been added about its visualizationand method of removal, comparing two different techniques.