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 a 2011, a US National Safety Council report stated that choking caused 4,500 deaths (amongst all ages) in the United States in 2009.[Ref:46]