particular types of FB

Last reviewed 01/2018

  • the most common ear foreign bodies include
    • beads
    • plastic toys
    • pebbles
    • popcorn kernels
    • insects
      • insects are more common in patients older than 10 years
  • graspable foreign bodies
    • these include foam rubber, paper, vegetable material
    • they have higher rates of successful removal under direct visualization
  • nongraspable foreign bodies
    • these include beads, pebbles, popcorn kernels
    • they have lower rates of successful removal
    • are associated with more complications such as canal lacerations