European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

, Volume 266, Issue 10, pp 1663–1665

Endoscopic removal of a nasal foreign body with the “hook-scope” technique


DOI: 10.1007/s00405-009-1056-y

Cite this article as:
Giourgos, G., Matti, E. & Pagella, F. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol (2009) 266: 1663. doi:10.1007/s00405-009-1056-y


We present a case of a pediatric nasal foreign body removal with a new technique, the “hook-scope” technique, in which the flexible scope is used both as an endoscope and as a hook and permits a safe and rapid extraction of the object. This is the first report where such technique is presented with an image-documentation of a real case.


Foreign body Nose Endoscopy Technique Child 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OtorhinolaryngologyUniversity of Pavia and Foundation I.R.C.C.S. Policlinico S. MatteoPaviaItaly

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