Metal Pen Clip in Esophagus

Extraction Case

A teenager removed the metal clip from a plastic pen cap, folded it in half, and accidentally swallowed it when his chair tipped backwards. The bent metal clip was removed from his upper esophagus.

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]