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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2018, Article ID 8361806, 3 pages
Case Report

A Rare Incidental Finding of a Foreign Body in the Nasopharynx during Adenotonsillectomy

Otolaryngology Department, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh 12746, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence should be addressed to Waleed M. Alshehri; moc.liamg@eisuoyla.rd

Received 4 January 2018; Accepted 27 February 2018; Published 28 March 2018

Academic Editor: I. Todt

Copyright © 2018 Waleed M. Alshehri and Bandar Al-Qahtani. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Diverse foreign bodies may become lodged in the aerodigestive tract, and the discovery of such foreign bodies is an expected scenario for health-care practitioners. The foreign body insertion may be accidental or deliberate, and the object may be organic or inorganic. Most accidental foreign body aspirations occur in children, and some such cases are potential threats that go unnoticed. Very few cases of foreign bodies in the nasopharynx have been reported. Herein, we describe an unusual case in which a foreign body in a child’s nasopharynx went unnoticed for 1 year and was detected intraoperatively.