Metal Chain in Both Bronchi

Extraction Case

It’s never a good idea to put anything made of metal or plastic completely inside your mouth. Fortunately, there was just enough air space for a teenager to breath after this chain had been inhaled. It extended into both main bronchi (over the “carina”) and was removed with forceps.

Did You Know?!

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