Superglue (Cyanoacrylate) in the Nose

  title={Superglue (Cyanoacrylate) in the Nose},
  author={Sham K Duvvi and S. Lo and R. Kumar and D. K. Paul},
  journal={Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery},
  pages={803 - 804}
  • Sham K Duvvi, S. Lo, +1 author D. K. Paul
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
  • A 47-year-old man was undergoing treatment of nasal polyposis with steroid nose drops (Vista, Martindale, UK). One evening he accidentally instilled superglue (Loctite) into both of his nostrils having mistaken it for his nasal medication. He presented as an ENT emergency with severe pain and complete blockage of the nose. Examination confirmed complete nasal obstruction with both nasal fossae occluded by a solid hard mass of dried cyanoacrylate glue. Attempted removal under local anaesthesia… CONTINUE READING
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