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Disk Battery Aspiration in a Young Child A Scarcely Reported Phenomenon

Justin D. McLarty, MD; Miguel Krishnan, DO; Mark R. Rowe, MD
Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012;138(7):680-682. doi:10.1001/archoto.2012.1097.
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Disk (or button) battery ingestion is not uncommon, with an estimated US incidence of 2 to 8 per million annually.1 Reported serious adverse sequelae include esophageal stenosis, tracheoesophageal fistula, vocal cord paralysis, massive bleeding, and death.1,2 There are, however, surprisingly few reports of aspirated batteries in the searchable literature; we found only 2. We present the diagnostic workup and treatment of a previously healthy 4-year-old boy with an aspirated disk battery in the bronchus.

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Figure 1. Chest radiograph at time of transfer to emergency department and enlarged view of battery inset at top left.

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Figure 2. Intraoperative photographs. Foreign body in right primary bronchus (A and B) and gross purulence, necrosis, and stricture following removal (C and D). A, View from trachea with battery visible in right mainstem bronchus. B, View from right mainstem bronchus with battery in place. C, Purulence and blood immediately following removal. D, Local battery trauma seen at right mainstem bronchus following removal.

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Figure 3. Intraoperative photograph at 4 months showing healthy mucosa and a patent airway.

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