Cyanoacrylate (superglue): An unusual aural foreign body in an infant

Paul Adebisi Eletta, Gabriel Toye Olajide, Mohammed Aminu Usman, Odii Nnaemeka Okereke



Cyanoacrylate (Superglue) is an excellent bonding agent; which can result in unwanted complications when it comes into contact at an undesirable location in the body. Superglue in the ear as a foreign body is an uncommon presentation. We present a case of a 3 month old baby whose Aunty playfully introduced an unquantified amount of Cyanoacrylate (superglue) into her left external auditory canal (EAC). The superglue was successfully removed with acetone without damage to the external auditory canal and tympanic membrane.

Key words: Cyanoacrylate, unusual, aural, foreign body, infant


Key words: Cyanoacrylate, unusual, aural, foreign body, infant

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