Bilateral Embedding of Earring Backings in the Ear Lobules of a Teenager. A Report of a Case

J.V Fokouo Fogha, E. Choffor-Nchinda, L. Meka, J.E. Evehe Vokwely



Nous publions le cas d’une jeune fille de 12 ans qui a consulté pour corps étranger dans les lobules des oreilles. La chirurgie subséquente a trouvé qu’il s’agissait de boucles d’oreilles qu’elle s’était fait placer dix mois auparavant.


We report the case of of a 12-year old female who presented with foreign bodies in her ear lobules, which happened to be the backings of her earrings discovered about 10 months after she wore them.



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