Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Ear Canal Foreign Body Underlying Cause

Most ear foreign bodies are caused by children who place small objects into the ear. Rarely, foreign objects can enter the ear by accident.

Common ear foreign bodies include:

  • Beads
  • Insects
  • Paper
  • Seeds
  • Small toys
  • Stones

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Last Updated: Jan 31, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Ear Canal Foreign Body References
  1. Balbani AP, Sanchez TG, Butugan O, Kii MA, Angelico FV Jr, Ikino CM, D'Antonio WE. Ear and nose foreign body removal in children. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 1998 Nov 15;46(1-2):37-42. [10190703]
  2. Steele BD, Brennan PO. A prospective survey of patients with presumed accidental ear injury presenting to a paediatric accident and emergency department. Emerg Med J. 2002 May;19(3):226-8. [11971833]
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