Nasal foreign body
Child complaining of sore nose. Mother can't find a battery she left on the counter.
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Metallic foreign body (battery) in a sagittal orientation within the posterior right nasal cavity.
Most button or disc batteries (as in this case) pass easily through the gastrointestinal tract if ingested, although there is a risk of perforation (<1%) or battery fracture, which can cause heavy metal poisoning or perforation from their caustic contents 1.
- 1. Hunter T, Taljanovic M. Radiographics. 2003;23 (3): . doi:10.1148/rg.233025137