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J Laryngol Otol. 2001 Nov;115(11):901-2.

A novel approach to the removal of superglue from the ear.

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Department of ENT Surgery, Guy's and Thomas' Hospital, London, UK.


The ability of superglue (a cyanoacrylate adhesive) to bond strongly and quickly to skin presents considerable problems when it is inserted into the ear. A case of a patient who inadvertently self-administered Bostik superglue into her left external auditory meatus is reported. The superglue was removed successfully, in the form of a cast, with warm three per cent hydrogen peroxide without damaging the meatus or the typanic membrane. The use of hydrogen peroxide to remove superglue from the ear has not been described previously.

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