Charm in Esophagus

Extraction Case

A toddler swallowed this “figure skate” charm. It was removed under general anaesthesia. Luckily the charm did not tear the esophagus. Another toddler swallowed a “puppy” charm.

Keeping charms on their chain might help prevent such choking accidents.

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:46]