Coins

Foreign Body

Coins usually lodge in the esophagus. They are most common aero-digestive foreign body requiring removal under general anaesthesia. If a coin lodges in the larynx, it could be lethal. Coins, disc batteries, buttons, pendants, earrings, loose keys and other small objects should be kept out of reach of toddlers and young children.[Ref:1189]

Did You Know?!

In a 2011, a US National Safety Council report stated that choking caused 4,500 deaths (amongst all ages) in the United States in 2009.[Ref:1819]

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