How We Do It: The Hickey Technique for Removing A Foreign Object from the Nasal Cavity of A Child
1Department of Otolaryngology; Head & Neck Surgery, Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK
2Department of Otolaryngology; Head & Neck Surgery, South Devon NHS Trust, UK
Received Date: September 05, 2020; Published Date: October 15, 2020
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.