The patient proceeds to theatre some 4-5 hours of inserting the battery. An LR44 alkaline battery was removed from the right nasal cavity just posterior to the internal nasal valve. The battery showed significant signs of hydrolysis.
Extensive but apparent superficial burns were visualised in the nasal cavity limited to the septum, lateral nasal wall (mainly inferior turbinate) and floor. The nasopharynx was unaffected. The nasal cavity was irrigated and topical antibiotic ointment applied.