Oral Ambu-bag insufflation to remove unilateral nasal foreign bodies

Am J Emerg Med. 1996 Jan;14(1):57-8. doi: 10.1016/S0735-6757(96)90017-0.


The nose is perhaps the most common site for the insertion of foreign bodies by children. Removal is essential. We report the successful use of the oral Ambu-bag insufflation technique to remove unilateral nasal foreign bodies in three children. Conscious sedation was not required. There were no complications.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Foreign Bodies / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Insufflation / instrumentation
  • Insufflation / methods*
  • Male
  • Mouth
  • Nose*
  • Posture
  • Respiration, Artificial / instrumentation