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Swallowed nasal pack: a rare but serious complication of the management of epistaxis

  • S. M. Hashmi (a1), S. R. Gopaul (a1), P. R. Prinsley (a1) and J. R. Sansom (a2)


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.




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