The following case report is considered of interest because an organic foreign body in the nose, a peanut, had given no local symptoms for years and was accidentally disclosed during routine otolaryngological examination in connection with angioneurotic edema, a sequel of the foreign body. The discovery of foreign bodies long present in the nose is an uncommon occurrence. Worthington1 described a foreign body present for 13 years, Camerer,2 for 17 years, Kelemen,3 for 28 years, and Marks,4 for 12 years. In none of these cases had the foreign body become the cause of angioneurotic edema as in the case described below, and I was unable to find a similar case in the available literature.
REPORT OF CASE
The patient, M. S., a married woman aged 21, was first seen on Nov. 17, 1949, when she was sent to me by the allergist, Dr. Loev, for routine
Pruzanski B. ANGIONEUROTIC EDEMA DUE TO FOREIGN BODY LONG PRESENT IN THE NOSEREPORT OF A CASE. JAMA. 1951;147(13):1234–1235. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.73670300002012a