Button battery ingestion

Case contributed by Dr Prat Matifoll


Patient presents without pain or other symptoms but her mother saw her swallowing a button battery.

Patient Data

Age: 21 months
Gender: Female

Metallic round-shaped image with a thin rim suggesting a button battery inside the stomach.


Case Discussion

The key question is where the button battery is located because the medical and surgical management depends on it.

In this case the most probable location for the battery is inside the stomach. 

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Case information

rID: 30986
Published: 14th Sep 2014
Last edited: 18th Dec 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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