Hidden danger of button batteries

J Paediatr Child Health. 2015 Jun;51(6):643-5. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12788. Epub 2014 Nov 26.

Abstract

This case highlights a rare but important presentation of aorto-oesophageal fistula caused by a concealed foreign body. Primary prevention strategies are needed to address the danger associated with button batteries.

Keywords: ENT; emergency medicine; gastroenterology; surgery..

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aorta / injuries*
  • Aortic Diseases / complications
  • Aortic Diseases / diagnosis
  • Aortic Diseases / etiology*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Esophageal Fistula / complications
  • Esophageal Fistula / diagnosis
  • Esophageal Fistula / etiology*
  • Female
  • Foreign Bodies / complications*
  • Foreign Bodies / diagnosis
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology*
  • Humans