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Negative suction approach to remove living leeches from the nasal cavity.
Am J Otolaryngol. 2015 Sep-Oct; 36(5):657-9.AJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To explore a method for removing a living leech from the nasal cavity.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

A total of 5 patients with nasal leech were examined. Nasal endoscopy revealed the presence of a wriggling leech in the nasal cavities of each of these patients. A negative suction tube with an inner diameter of 3 mm and a negative pressure of 30-40 kp was used to remove these leeches. In each case, this suction tube was aimed at the free end of the leech, and the leech was gradually and slowly sucked into the tube. The suckers of the removed leeches were examined to ensure that no leech fragments remained within each patient.

RESULTS

In all 5 cases, the intact leech was successfully removed. No surgical complications occurred.

CONCLUSIONS

The negative suction method can successfully remove nasal leeches.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck, Sun Yat-sen Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, China. Electronic address: caiq163@126.com.Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck, Sun Yat-sen Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, China.Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck, Sun Yat-sen Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, China.Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck, Sun Yat-sen Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, China.Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck, Sun Yat-sen Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, China.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25957708

Citation

Cai, Qian, et al. "Negative Suction Approach to Remove Living Leeches From the Nasal Cavity." American Journal of Otolaryngology, vol. 36, no. 5, 2015, pp. 657-9.
Cai Q, Chen Q, Han P, et al. Negative suction approach to remove living leeches from the nasal cavity. Am J Otolaryngol. 2015;36(5):657-9.
Cai, Q., Chen, Q., Han, P., Liang, F., & Lin, P. (2015). Negative suction approach to remove living leeches from the nasal cavity. American Journal of Otolaryngology, 36(5), 657-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjoto.2015.04.013
Cai Q, et al. Negative Suction Approach to Remove Living Leeches From the Nasal Cavity. Am J Otolaryngol. 2015 Sep-Oct;36(5):657-9. PubMed PMID: 25957708.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Negative suction approach to remove living leeches from the nasal cavity. AU - Cai,Qian, AU - Chen,Qiujian, AU - Han,Ping, AU - Liang,Faya, AU - Lin,Peiliang, Y1 - 2015/04/24/ PY - 2015/04/06/received PY - 2015/04/19/accepted PY - 2015/5/11/entrez PY - 2015/5/11/pubmed PY - 2016/6/3/medline SP - 657 EP - 9 JF - American journal of otolaryngology JO - Am J Otolaryngol VL - 36 IS - 5 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To explore a method for removing a living leech from the nasal cavity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 5 patients with nasal leech were examined. Nasal endoscopy revealed the presence of a wriggling leech in the nasal cavities of each of these patients. A negative suction tube with an inner diameter of 3 mm and a negative pressure of 30-40 kp was used to remove these leeches. In each case, this suction tube was aimed at the free end of the leech, and the leech was gradually and slowly sucked into the tube. The suckers of the removed leeches were examined to ensure that no leech fragments remained within each patient. RESULTS: In all 5 cases, the intact leech was successfully removed. No surgical complications occurred. CONCLUSIONS: The negative suction method can successfully remove nasal leeches. SN - 1532-818X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25957708/Negative_suction_approach_to_remove_living_leeches_from_the_nasal_cavity_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0196-0709(15)00099-X DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -