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Primary blast injury to the organs of the body tends to occur in anatomical succession, depending on the power of the blast and susceptibility of the tissues. The first organ to sustain damage is typically the ear.
Ocular injury is a frequent cause of morbidity in terrorist blast victims, occurring in up to 28% of survivors.
Epistaxis is one of the most common ear, nose, and throat emergencies, with an estimated 60% lifetime incidence rate for an individual person.
Acute retinal detachment is a sight-threatening condition requiring urgent diagnosis and treatment.
Inhalation of high-dose, high-flow oxygen at the onset of cluster headache appears to abort the attack, according to a report in the Dec. issue of the JAMA.
Proficiency at removing foreign bodies is an art, and many times it's a matter of having the right equipment. Often, having the right equipment, or knowing what equipment works best, is the key to successful extraction of the offending object.
Be thorough in your history taking when infants or children present with a neck mass.
Case Study Name: Insect Bite on Eye