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Chronic Button Battery Ingestion

P Tulsyan, S Bhatnagar, A Pandey

Citation Information : Tulsyan P, Bhatnagar S, Pandey A. Chronic Button Battery Ingestion. Ann Pediatr Gastroenterol Hepatol 2019; 1 (4):20-22.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11009-0037

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 04-07-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Button battery ingestion is a hazardous condition, which is associated with the increasing technology in household products. Most of these ingestion are unwitnessed so parent's unawareness of potential lethal outcomes may delay the doctor visit. Most cases of button battery ingestion end uneventfully. However, those batteries that lodge in the esophagus can result in serious complications. Very few case report are available where button battery has been lodged in esophagus without causing major complication. This case presents a child who had a button battery in the esophagus for a substantial duration of 3 months with negligible consequences referred to the Pediatric department of Vivekananda polyclinic and institute of medical sciences, Lucknow

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