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Endgames Case Scenario

A case of cement in the ear

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 13 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5383
  1. Victoria Wilmot, specialist registrar, ear, nose, and throat ,
  2. Kim To, specialist registrar, ear, nose, and throat,
  3. Megan Anderson, core surgical trainee,
  4. Alex Bennett, consultant otolaryngologist
  1. 1Ear, Nose, and Throat Department, Lauriston Buildings, Edinburgh EH3 9HA, UK
  1. Correspondence to: V Wilmot vvwilmot{at}

A 23 year old brick layer attended the emergency department when cement mortar splashed into his left ear. He irrigated the ear with water at the scene, but unfortunately …

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