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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 342-343

Missing pharyngeal pack endoscopically retrieved: An avoidable complication

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Aster Sanad Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Mohammed Salman Basha
#11/6, Dr. Umer Shariff Road, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru - 560 004, Karnataka
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/ams.ams_188_18

PMID: 30693260

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Throat packing/pharyngeal packing routinely was done during almost all otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery, dental, and oral and maxillofacial surgeries. We present an unusual case of a pharyngeal throat pack inadvertently left behind postextubation. The pack was subsequently identified and retrieved successfully from the gastrointestinal tract.

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