Ingested button batteries

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking


Ingested foreign bodies. History of mental illness.

Patient Data

Age: 20-30 years
Gender: Female

Seven metallic button batteries are projected in the stomach.

No signs of free gas, pneumatosis or obstruction.

Cholecystectomy clips noted.

Case Discussion

Button batteries can erode through the stomach or bowel wall and cause significant complications, hence it is important to perform serial imaging to follow them through the GIT.

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Case information

rID: 48629
Published: 28th Dec 2016
Last edited: 18th Aug 2017
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