What equipment is needed to perform removal of ear foreign bodies?

Updated: May 08, 2018
  • Author: Angela On-Kee Kwong, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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The equipment required depends on the removal method. Typical equipment includes the following (see video below):

  • Otoscope with removable lens

  • Microscopic otoscope

  • Nasal speculum

  • Headlamp

  • Bayonet forceps

  • Alligator forceps

  • Syringe

  • Angiocatheter, 20 gauge (ga)

  • Emesis basin

  • Soft-tipped suction catheter and suction equipment

  • Magnet for metallic foreign bodies

    Equipment display.

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