An unusual intranasal foreign body

Pediatr Emerg Care. 1988 Jun;4(2):117-8. doi: 10.1097/00006565-198806000-00007.


We describe a child who had a button battery lodged in her nose for several weeks, with resulting destruction of her nasal septum. A brief review of the pathophysiology of injury due to button batteries and measures to prevent such injuries from occurring are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Emergencies
  • Female
  • Foreign Bodies / complications
  • Foreign Bodies / diagnostic imaging*
  • Foreign Bodies / surgery
  • Humans
  • Nasal Septum / injuries
  • Nose*
  • Radiography