Cyanoacrylate (superglue): An unusual aural foreign body in an infant

Eletta, Paul Adebisi and Olajide, Gabriel Toye and Usman, Mohammed Aminu and Okereke, Odii Nnaemeka (2015) Cyanoacrylate (superglue): An unusual aural foreign body in an infant. Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, 3 (1). pp. 1-3. ISSN 2321-8819 (Online), 2348-7186 (Print)

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Cyanoacrylate (Superglue) is an excellent bonding agent; which can result in unwanted complications when it comes into contact at an undesirable location in the body. Superglue in the ear as a foreign body is an uncommon presentation. We present a case of a 3 month old baby whose Aunty playfully introduced an unquantified amount of Cyanoacrylate (superglue) into her left external auditory canal (EAC). The superglue was successfully removed with acetone without damage to the external auditory canal and tympanic membrane.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cyanoacrylate, unusual, aural, foreign body, infant
Subjects: R Medicine > RF Otorhinolaryngology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Victor Sebiotimo
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2019 11:11
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2019 03:20

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