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?!

A 2013 report stated that, from 2001 to 2009, an average of 12,435 children (14 years old or younger) per year were treated in US Emergency Rooms because of food-related choking.[Ref:1]