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A Woman with Missed Nasal Foreign Bodies Caused by Tiny Facial Laceration Wounds

  • Lian-Jie Lin
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    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Hualien, Taiwan
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  • I-Hsin Chang
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    Department of Emergency Medicine, Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Hualien, Taiwan
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  • Peir-Rong Chen
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    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Hualien, Taiwan

    Department of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualian, Taiwan
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  • Yu-Fu Chou
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    Corresponding Address: Yu-Fu Chou, MD, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, No. 707, Sec. 3, Zhongyang Rd., Hualien City, Hualien County 970, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
    Affiliations
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Hualien, Taiwan

    Department of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualian, Taiwan

    Department of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualian, Taiwan
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      Clinicians in the otorhinolaryngology and emergency departments frequently encounter cases of nasal foreign bodies (FBs). However, facial trauma caused by FBs penetrating the nasal cavity also occurs frequently. We present an unusual case of an FB that penetrated the ethmoid sinus via the external ethmoidectomy route.
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