Open Access Opinion

How We Do It: The Hickey Technique for Removing A Foreign Object from the Nasal Cavity of A Child

M Rashid1*, J Brittain2, E Massri2 and S Hickey2

1Department of Otolaryngology; Head & Neck Surgery, Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK

2Department of Otolaryngology; Head & Neck Surgery, South Devon NHS Trust, UK

Corresponding Author

Received Date: September 05, 2020;  Published Date: October 15, 2020

Key Points

1) Removing foreign bodies from children is a common procedure.

2) Failure to do so due to an uncooperative child or technical difficulty leads to the risk, expense and inconvenience of a general anaesthetic.

3) The Hickey technique is a manoeuvre which allows maximal access and visibility to the nasal cavity even in an uncooperative child.

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