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 the European Union each year, an estimated 400 children (14 years or younger) die from choking.[Ref:1476]

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