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CJEM. 2003 Sep;5(5):356-8.

An attractive approach to magnets adherent across the nasal septum.

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Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children's Hospital, Loma Linda, California, U.S.A.

Abstract

We report a case of an 8-year-old boy who presented to the emergency department with small jewelry magnets adherent across his nasal septum. Prompt removal of these foreign bodies is important to avoid septal necrosis and perforation. We report our success in using the metal handle of bayonet forceps to break the attraction between the magnets. The magnets were removed painlessly and without trauma to the nasal septum.

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