Foreign body: ingested batteries
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2 AA batteries in the stomach.
Cylindrical battery ingestion is less common than disk battery ingestion. Disk batteries and cylindrical batteries that are in the stomach of patients without signs of GI injury may be observed for as long as 48 hours. Batteries remaining in the stomach longer than 48 hours should be removed 1.
- 1. ASGE Standards of Practice Committee. Management of ingested foreign bodies and food impactions. Gastrointest Endosc. 2011 Jun;73(6):1085-91. Pubmed citation