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?!

Choking and suffocation are responsible for almost 40% of unintentional injuries in infants under the age of one in Canada.[Ref:3]