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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301

ICV : 78.6



Dr. Shanno Shaikh*


While a foreign body is impacted, the prime aim should be to locate and to expel it out from the body. When there was no X ray, MRI, CT, or USG – a time when no radiology was not at all known to the world, about 2000 years ago, sushruta, the legend surgeon of ancient India had wonderfully traced out those foreign substances lost in body. Even now some of these methods have scientific relevance and can be adopted in our OPDs. A parent coming with complaint of their child crying of swallowing a button or a pin or a bead got stuck into their nose is a common event in all our clinical practice. Sometimes we confront with simple cases ranging an impacted small fish bone in the tonsils, a busted balloon or bubblegum in the mouth which has gone inside the respiratory tract, a swallowed blade or pin, or even most complicated cases of air embolism or fat embolism or a cardio- respiratory embarrassment.

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