Oral bag-valve-mask insufflation technique to remove unilateral friable nasal foreign body in emergency department

  • PK Cheah
  • Ahmad R
  • Ho CV
  • CC Lim
Keywords: Unilateral nasal foreign body, friable facial tissue, oral bag-valve-mask insufflation technique

Abstract

Nasal foreign body in children is not an uncommon presentation to the Emergency Department. Removal is essential.Many methods of removal exist. Nasal wash technique is advocated mainly in friable foreign bodies. We report thesuccessful use of the oral bag-valve-mask insufflation technique to remove friable facial tissue in the left nose of a 2year-old girl. We used a pediatric bag-valve-mask with a pop-off pressure relief valve to avoid barotrauma. Pop-offpressure relief valve limits the pressure beyond 30mmHg. Conscious sedation was not required. There were nocomplications.

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Published
2009-10-01
How to Cite
CheahP., RA., CVH., & LimC. (2009). Oral bag-valve-mask insufflation technique to remove unilateral friable nasal foreign body in emergency department. Malaysian Family Physician, 4(2 & 3), 3. Retrieved from https://www.e-mfp.org/ojs3/index.php/MFP/article/view/185
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