Table 2

Method of removal

Method of removal, n (%)Kissing technique attempted n=84Kissing technique not attempted n=32
Expelled by parent41 (48.8)
Self-expulsion3 (3.6)3 (9.4)
Suction3 (3.6)3 (9.4)
Instrumentation in the emergency department17 (20.2)17 (53.1)
Not documented, but not general anaesthesia10 (11.9)3 (9.4)
General anaesthetic10 (11.9)6 (18.7)