Button battery ingestion

Indian J Pediatr. 2005 Feb;72(2):173-4. doi: 10.1007/BF02760705.


Button batteries represent a special category of pediatric ingested foreign body because of the possibility of serious complications particularly if impacted in the esophagus. We report a case of a 3-year-old girl with severe mid esophageal burns due to a lodged battery. More awareness is required amongst physicians to avert such dangers and ensure prompt removal.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Burns, Chemical / etiology*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Electric Power Supplies
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Esophagus / injuries*
  • Female
  • Foreign Bodies / complications*
  • Humans