IODIZED oil (Lipiodol) has been used by us as an opaque medium for the visualization of the esophagus and the gastrointestinal tract in newborns and infants. It has been observed by others as well as ourselves that the medium is frequently aspirated into the trachea and bronchial tree.* We have been observing a patient for one and one-half years in whom radiopaque particles were found in the right middle ear and mastoid region following a gastrointestinal series which was done with iodized oil. We have found no other similar case in the literature.
REPORT OF A CASE
L. S. (220907), a girl, was born in Bronx Hospital Oct. 4, 1952, after a difficult delivery. Soon after birth the child exhibited muscular rigidity and was noted to regurgitate and vomit. Because partial intestinal obstruction was suspected, a gastrointestinal series with iodized oil was done. Subsequent to this, roentgenograms of the skull
CHUSID E, BERNSTEIN AJ. ADVENTITIOUS DEPOSITION OF IODIZED OIL IN MIDDLE EAR. AMA Am J Dis Child. 1955;89(3):359-360. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1955.02050110425018