KBB-Forum 2021 , Cilt 20, Sayı 4


Dr. Cüneyt UĞUR1
1Sağlık Bilimleri Üniversitesi, Konya Şehir Sağlık Uygulama ve Araştırma Merkezi, Pediatri Kliniği, Konya, Türkiye Introduction: In this study, it is aimed to determine the clinical characteristics and treatment methods of children with foreign body (FB) in the nose.

Material and Methods: In this study, the file of 155 cases who had a FB removed from the nose in the pediatric emergency department at Konya Training and Research Hospital between October 2018 and March 2019 were retrospectively reviewed. The age, gender, type and localization of FB, complication status and treatment method of these cases were recorded.

Results: Of the total 155 cases, 75 (48.4%) were female and 80 (51.6%) were male. The median age of the cases was 3.0 (2.0) years, the youngest was 16 months and the oldest was 8.5 years. Its distribution by age range was 5.2% <2 years, 86.5% 2-5 years and 8.4%> 5 years. FBs removed from the nose consisted of inorganic (67.1%) and organic (32.9%) substances. The most removed FBs were bead (38.1%), seeds (16.7%) and nuts (10.4%). FB was removed from the right nasal cavity in 63.9% of the cases, from the left nasal cavity in 35.5% and from both nasal cavities in 0.6%. There was a complication in 3.9% of the cases at admission. In 2.6% of the cases, the FB was removed under general anesthesia in the operating room.

Conclusion: FB in the nose is a common accident, especially in young children. They are generally harmless. However, they can cause complications when overlooked or in the case of a battery. Therefore, it is important to take it out on time. Parents and caregivers should be informed and educated about this topic. The best treatment method remains prevention. Keywords : Child, nasal cavity, foreign body