Toy Propeller in Nasopharynx

Extraction Case

This “propeller” from a Kinder Surprise airplane was nearly swallowed. After some retching, was propelled upward, into a toddler’s nasopharynx (behind the soft palate).

Because of choking risks, Kinder Surprise eggs have been banned in the United States.[Ref:20]

Did You Know?!

In Europe, one in 5 childhood choking injuries involve industrial products, such as plastic and metal parts, coins, and toys.[Ref:34]

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