Flashlight Bulb in Bronchus

Extraction Case

A toddler found a small flashlight bulb and within a few seconds, it lodged in a bronchus.

The Xrays demonstrate clearly that metal is radiopaque (white), while plastic is radiolucent (not seen).

Plastic Lite Brite pegs have similar aerodynamic properties; thus they also have become bronchial foreign bodies.

Did You Know?!

Approximately 95% of deaths from choking occur in the home environment.[Ref:1]