Clinical Note
September 1998

Self-inserted Sphenoid Sinus Foreign Bodies

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine (Dr Alsarraf) and Pacific Medical Center (Dr Bailet), Seattle, Wash.


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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1998;124(9):1018-1020. doi:10.1001/archotol.124.9.1018

This report describes the case of a patient who inserted 3 foreign bodies into her right sphenoid sinus. The possible consequences of sphenoid sinus foreign bodies are described, as well as the importance of a psychiatric workup in such cases.