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?!

For every choking-related death, an estimated 110 children are treated in hospital emergency departments for non-fatal choking.[Ref:43]