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For every choking-related death, an estimated 110 children are treated in hospital emergency departments for non-fatal choking.[Ref:43]
A teenager held a darting pin between her lips and suddenly gasped. The pin flew into her right lower lobe bronchus, with the pointy side up (as usual). Forceps were used to disengage the point of the tip from the bronchial soft tissue; then the pin was removed.
In some Islamic and Sikh countries, headscarf and turban pins are a common bronchial foreign body.[Ref:29]