Door Stopper Hardware in Bronchus

Extraction Case

The metal “stopper” from a screen door became a bronchial foreign body.

Any hardware in the hand of an infant or toddler (or held between the lips of someone “on the job”) can be inhaled and block a bronchus.

Extraction Video

The foreign body is removed with optical "alligator" (toothed) forceps.

Did You Know?!

In the European Union each year, an estimated 400 children (14 years or younger) die from choking.[Ref:34]