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?!

The presence of older siblings in the household increases the risk for choking, possibly because toys and other objects with small parts are more likely to be present and caregiving activities, such as feeding, to be undertaken by older siblings.[Ref:44]