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Choking and suffocation are responsible for almost 40% of unintentional injuries in infants under the age of one in Canada.[Ref:512]
While crawling at home, a 9-month-old girl put something inside her mouth.
She had some gasping, but no respiratory distress. Her mother rushed her to the Emergency Room.
Radiology revealed a metallic object in her nasopharynx. This foreign body was removed under general anesthesia and found to be a plastic and metal mini-hairclip (ie, a Kinder Surprise toy).