Swallowed nasal pack: a rare but serious complication of the management of epistaxis
S. M. Hashmi FRCS a1, S. R. Gopaul MBBS a1, P. R. Prinsley FRCS a1andJ. R. Sansom FRCS a2 a1 Department of Otolaryngology, James Paget Hospital, Great Yarmouth, UK. a2 Department of Surgery, James Paget Hospital, Great Yarmouth, UK.
Packing of the nose with a suitable material remains a popular method of treating epistaxis. The authors report a serious complication of a new design of nasal pack; Rapid Rhino®, which was swallowed during the treatment of a patient with epistaxis, resulting in bowel perforation.