Year : 2018 | Volume
: 12 | Issue : 1 | Page : 37--40
Aerodigestives foreign bodies: Clinical profile and management
Amina Lami Okhakhu, Ngozi Carol Onyeagwara
Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria
Background: Upper aerodigestive foreign bodies are a common occurrence in otorhinolaryngologic practice. We present our experience with the management of upper aerodigestive foreign bodies over a 5-year period at the Ear, Nose and Throat Department of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria.
Methods: A retrospective review of medical records and theatre documents of patients presenting with aerodigestive foreign bodies between January 2010 and December 2014 were carried out.
Results: A total of 82 cases of aerodigestive foreign bodies were seen comprising of 53 males and 29 females in a ratio of 1.8:1. Age ranged from 9 months to 85 years. The group most at risk of aerodigestive foreign bodies are those aged between 0 and 4 years. Common foreign bodies were parts of toys, fishbone and groundnut in children and dentures and fishbone in adults.
Conclusion: Aerodigestive foreign bodies are a common occurrence especially in the paediatric age group. Early detection and removal can forestall complications.
Ngozi Carol Onyeagwara
Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City
|How to cite this article:|
Okhakhu AL, Onyeagwara NC. Aerodigestives foreign bodies: Clinical profile and management.Port Harcourt Med J 2018;12:37-40
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Okhakhu AL, Onyeagwara NC. Aerodigestives foreign bodies: Clinical profile and management. Port Harcourt Med J [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Oct 20 ];12:37-40
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