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Observation
January 2019

Retained Nasal Trumpet for 20 Months: An Unusual Foreign Body

Author Affiliations
  • 1USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Southern Californa, Los Angeles
  • 2Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel. (Previous: USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Southern Californa, Los Angeles, California)
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(1):93-94. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.2939

Both first responders and emergency department clinicians use nasal trumpets for airway management.1 In hospitals, iatrogenic retained foreign bodies are associated with increased morbidity and mortality.2 This observation is the first of iatrogenic retained nasal trumpet, which was diagnosed 20 months after placement.

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