Dried Peas or Beans

Foreign Body

After a few hours of absorbing moisture from the bronchi, these can suddenly swell and cause complete obstruction.

The first image below shows 4 moisture-swollen soybeans that had been removed from a child’s trachea and bronchi. The two dry soybeans on the right are much smaller.[Ref:1934]

Did You Know?!

Choking and suffocation are responsible for almost 40% of unintentional injuries in infants under the age of one in Canada.[Ref:512]