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Large Foreign Body in the Nasal Cavity, Maxillary Sinus and Infratemporal Fossa—Atypical Presentation

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A 59-year-old male presented with complaints of trismus and discharge of altered blood from nose for 1 year. Patient had a history of facial trauma one year back. Nasal endoscopy and CT scan revealed a foreign body lodged in posterior half of both nasal cavity, left maxillary sinus and left infratemporal fossa penetrating the walls of maxillary sinus and nasal septum. Foreign body was removed by infratemporal fossa approach. This case has a rare location of a forgotten foreign body with atypical presentation.

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Behera, S. , Mishra, N. and Govindappa, S. (2014) Large Foreign Body in the Nasal Cavity, Maxillary Sinus and Infratemporal Fossa—Atypical Presentation. International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, 3, 371-375. doi: 10.4236/ijohns.2014.36066.

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