J Rhinol > Volume 23(1); 2016
Journal of Rhinology 2016;23(1):65-69.
Published online May 31, 2016.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.18787/jr.2016.23.1.65   
A Case of Nasal Cavity Foreign Bodies by Inhalation of Polyurethane Foam
Jae Hyuk Lee, Jin Su Park, Kyung Chul Lee, Seok Jin Hong
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery, Dongtan Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University School of Medicine, Hwaseong, Korea. enthsj@hanmail.net
비강 내 폴리우레탄 흡인으로 인한 이물 반응 1례
이재혁, 박진수, 이경철, 홍석진
성균관대학교 의과대학 강북삼성병원 이비인후과학교실,1 한림대학교 의과대학 동탄성심병원 이비인후과학교실2
Foreign bodies in the nasal cavity are commonly encountered in otorhinolaryngologic practice, particularly among children and mentally handicapped patients. Such foreign bodies include plastic toys, pebbles, seeds, buttons, and many others. Many of these foreign bodies can be easily removed with simple tools. However, some of them adhere to the nasal mucosa, resulting in complications such as necrosis or neurovascular injury of the nasal mucosa. Polyurethane foam in the nasal cavity has never been reported in Korea. Furthermore, the complications caused by polyurethane foam in the nasal cavity have not yet been reported. In this article, we report a man who presented with polyurethane foam that had spread into both nasal cavity and nasopharynx by inhalation and adhered to the nasal cavity and sinuses.
Key Words: Polyurethane foam;Inhalation;Nasal cavity;Foreign bodies

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