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?!

Choking and suffocation are responsible for almost 40% of unintentional injuries in infants under the age of one in Canada.[Ref:3]