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Endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of persistent halitosis after pharyngeal flap surgery.

Authors
  • Finkelstein, Y
  • Talmi, Y P
  • Zohar, Y
  • Ophir, D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1993
Volume
92
Issue
6
Pages
1176–1178
Identifiers
PMID: 8234515
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A patient presenting with persistent dramatically offensive fetid malodor 1 year after pharyngeal flap surgery is described. Nasendoscopic examination revealed the presence of a foreign body within the nasopharynx lying on the flap. The foreign body was immediately removed by endoscopic telebiopter and revealed itself to be a gauze pad forgotten during the pharyngeal flap surgery. Modern endoscopic equipment allowed both quick diagnosis of this very rare complication and immediate and simple treatment under topical anesthesia.

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