Fogarty catheter removal of nasal foreign bodies

Ann Emerg Med. 1980 Jan;9(1):37-8. doi: 10.1016/s0196-0644(80)80439-2.


The removal, without incident, of 14 nasal foreign bodies is described. None of the bodies was amenable to anterior instrumental extraction, and all were removed using a small-diameter Fogarty catheter.

MeSH terms

  • Catheterization / instrumentation*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Emergencies
  • Foreign Bodies / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Nose*