[Foreign bodies in the ear; report of 40 cases].

  title={[Foreign bodies in the ear; report of 40 cases].},
  author={Michel Dubois and M aurice X. François and R. Hamrioui},
  journal={Archives de pediatrie : organe officiel de la Societe francaise de pediatrie},
  volume={5 9},
BACKGROUND Foreign bodies in the external ear canal present a frequent situation in pediatric practice. It is generally benign, but infectious complications may occur. POPULATION Between January 1996 and March 1997, 35 children with a foreign body in the ear canal were treated in the ENT department of Robert-Debré hospital. RESULTS Age ranged from 15 months to 14 years, with a mean of 6.5 years. The sex ratio was 1.2 (19 boys/16 girls). Five children had bilateral foreign bodies. The most… CONTINUE READING