Foreign body: ingested batteries

Case contributed by Dr Carlos Eduardo Anselmi

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Intellectual disability.

Patient Data

Age: 27
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

2 AA batteries in the stomach.

Case Discussion

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.

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Case Information

rID: 28027
Case created: 6th Mar 2014
Last edited: 14th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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