Foreign Body Seen in Middle Ear Surgery – Our Experience and Review of Literature

International Journal of Research in Health Sciences,2014,2,3,823-826.
Published:July 2014
Type:Original Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Nagendran Navaneethan1, Raj Prakash Dharmapuri Yaadhava Krishnan2, Ramasubramaniam Harihara3

1,2-Assistant Professor. 2-Professor and HOD, Dept of ENT, Melmaruvathur Adiparasakthi Institute of Medical Sciences, Melmaruvathur – 603319, Tamilnadu, INDIA.


Foreign body in the ear is common in children and mentally ill adults. In our experience we encountered two cases of foreign body (Neem extract) in the middle ear accidently during mastoidectomy with tympanoplasty. Both the patients disclosed the traditional way of instilling neem leaves extract as medication in the postoperative period. This article states the rare foreign body (neem extracts) in middle ear found during the middle ear surgery which is purposefully used as medication.

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