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Aspiration of a large piece of spoon- tentamen suicide [Medeniyet Med J]
Medeniyet Med J. 2017; 32(1): 70-72 | DOI: 10.5222/MMJ.2017.070  

Aspiration of a large piece of spoon- tentamen suicide

Sekib Umihanic1, Sefika Umihanic2, Nedzad Salkic1, Nusret Ramic3
1Ent Clinic, Ucc Tuzla. Bosnia And Hrzegovina
2Clinic For Lung Disease. Ucc Tuzla. Bosnia And Herzegovina
3Clinic for surgery.Ucc Tuzla. Bosnia And Herzegovina

Suicide is one of the significant problem seen in schizophrenia. In our case of placing a large piece of a spoon through the mouth and throat into trachea and right main bronchus is, as a modality and means of commiting suicide is unique in literature so far, and that no similar case has been described.
We report a very rare case of large dimensions metal foreign body (FB) aspiration. Our patient tried to commit suicide by placing a piece of spoon into the respiratory tract. When hospitalized, the patient was in good general condition. The chest X-ray revealed a metal FB a 11-cm-long in distal part of trachea and right main bronchus, representing the handle of the metal spoon. After the rigid bronchoscopy successful extraction of the FB, the control check of the bronchial tree was performed, and the findings were normal.
Every suicide is a tragedy and major public health problem. Suicides are preventable and should be given high priority with regard to prevention and research. Removal through the rigid endoscope is the reccommended and safe method in FB aspiration cases.

Keywords: Suicide, Spoon, Aspirations


Sekib Umihanic, Sefika Umihanic, Nedzad Salkic, Nusret Ramic. Aspiration of a large piece of spoon- tentamen suicide. Medeniyet Med J. 2017; 32(1): 70-72

Corresponding Author: Sekib Umihanic, Bosnia and Herzegovina


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