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?!

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]