Heart-Shaped Pendant in Esophagus

Extraction Case

This pendant was removed from the lower esophagus, using optical forceps. Toddlers have also swallowed rings, earrings and even a Guardian Angel pin.

Extraction Video

The back of the pendant (top of the screen) was metal, which explains the xray findings.

Did You Know?!

In the European Union each year, approximately 20 children (14 years or younger) die from choking on a toy.[Ref:34]