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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 1083-1085

The hazards of impacted alkaline battery in the nose


Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia

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Dr. Viji Ramasamy
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus 16150 Kota Bharu, Kelantan
Malaysia
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DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_47_18

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A foreign body in the nose is a common referral dealt by the otolaryngologist on daily basis. Here we report a case of a 5-year-old girl who was referred from a primary care center with complaints of left nasal blockage and epistaxis along with foul smelling brownish discharge for 1-day duration. Nasal endoscopic examination of the left side of the nose revealed an impacted button battery at the cartilaginous portion of the nasal septum.


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