Living foreign body: Leech inside the nasal cavity causing epistaxis

Authors

  • Sriti Manandhar Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Department of General Practice and Emergency Medicine
  • S Chettri Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Department of General Practice and Emergency Medicine
  • S Shah Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Department of General Practice and Emergency Medicine
  • BP Sah Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Department of General Practice and Emergency Medicine
  • S Shilpakar Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Department of General Practice and Emergency Medicine
  • S Mishra Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Department of General Practice and Emergency Medicine
  • D Kandel Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Department of General Practice and Emergency Medicine
  • PP Gupta B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/hren.v13i2.17570

Keywords:

Foreign body, Leech, Nose

Abstract

This is a case report of a three years old male child presented in the Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery with chief complain of bleeding from the left nostril since seven days with nasal itching which was later diagnosed to be living foreign body leech causing epistaxis.

Health Renaissance 2015;13(2): 178-179

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Published

2017-06-20

How to Cite

Manandhar, S., Chettri, S., Shah, S., Sah, B., Shilpakar, S., Mishra, S., Kandel, D., & Gupta, P. (2017). Living foreign body: Leech inside the nasal cavity causing epistaxis. Health Renaissance, 13(2), 178–179. https://doi.org/10.3126/hren.v13i2.17570

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Case Reports