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A nasopharyngeal mass: leech in the nasopharynx.
Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2002 May 31; 64(1):73-6.IJ

Abstract

This paper presents a case with a 4-month history of nasal obstruction and intermittent epistaxis. The cause was found to be a leech in the nasopharynx by means of endoscopic examination. Leech endoparasitism, although rare, may cause serious, even lethal, complications. A high index of suspicion of leech infestation must be entertained when faced with nasal obstruction and intermittent epistaxis in children, and should be investigated surgically as with all other foreign bodies.

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ENT Department, Medical School of Ege University, Bornova-Izmir, Turkey. cembilgen@hotmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12020918

Citation

Bilgen, Cem, et al. "A Nasopharyngeal Mass: Leech in the Nasopharynx." International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, vol. 64, no. 1, 2002, pp. 73-6.
Bilgen C, Karci B, Uluöz U. A nasopharyngeal mass: leech in the nasopharynx. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2002;64(1):73-6.
Bilgen, C., Karci, B., & Uluöz, U. (2002). A nasopharyngeal mass: leech in the nasopharynx. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 64(1), 73-6.
Bilgen C, Karci B, Uluöz U. A Nasopharyngeal Mass: Leech in the Nasopharynx. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2002 May 31;64(1):73-6. PubMed PMID: 12020918.
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