Leech in nose and nasopharynx is an unusual foreign body. It presents peculiar problems and some necessary precautions are to be observed while removing it. We are reporting two such cases with a review of various interesting methods adopted by various authors for its removal.
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Kumar, S., Dev, A., Kochhar, L.K. et al. Living leech in nose and nasopharynx—An unusual foreign body (report of two cases). Indian J Otolaryngol 41, 160–161 (1989). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02993832
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