Darting Pin in Bronchus

Extraction Case

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]

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]