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. May-Jun 2015;39(3):510-2.
doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2015.01.009. Epub 2015 Jan 16.

Vascular Ring Complicates Accidental Button Battery Ingestion

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Vascular Ring Complicates Accidental Button Battery Ingestion

Ronald W Mercer et al. Clin Imaging. .


Button battery ingestion can lead to dangerous complications, including vasculoesophageal fistula formation. The presence of a vascular ring may complicate battery ingestion if the battery lodges at the level of the ring and its important vascular structures. We report a 4-year-old boy with trisomy 21 who was diagnosed with a vascular ring at the time of button battery ingestion and died 9 days after presentation due to massive upper gastrointestinal bleeding from esophageal erosion and vasculoesophageal fistula formation.

Keywords: Button battery; CTA; Fatal outcome; Vascular ring; Vasculoesophageal fistula.

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