[Cardiac arrest in child caused by button battery in the oesophagus and complicated by aorto-oesophageal fistula]

Ugeskr Laeger. 2009 Oct 19;171(43):3098-9.
[Article in Danish]


Ingestion of button battery can result in serious complications if the battery becomes lodged in the oesophagus. We report a case of a 14-month-old child who died from exanguination due to aorto-oesophageal fistula caused by a lithium button battery lodged in the oesophagus. Recommendations concerning diagnostics, treatment and observations are described.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aorta, Thoracic / diagnostic imaging
  • Autopsy
  • Electric Power Supplies
  • Esophageal Fistula / etiology*
  • Esophagus*
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Fistula / etiology
  • Foreign Bodies* / complications
  • Foreign Bodies* / diagnosis
  • Foreign Bodies* / diagnostic imaging
  • Heart Arrest / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Lithium
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


  • Lithium