Button battery ingestion

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

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Possible ingestion of foreign body.

Patient Data

Age: 2 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Metalic foreign body projected over the right iliac fossa. Peripheral lucency suggests that this is a button battery.

Case Discussion

The peripheral lucency around this foreign body suggest that it is a button battery (exceptionally dangerous in the GI tract). This was confirmed after checking the stool.

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Case information

rID: 65850
Published: 26th Jan 2019
Last edited: 26th Jan 2019
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: NHS Lothian

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