Button battery ingestions. A review of 56 cases.

@article{Litovitz1983ButtonBI,
  title={Button battery ingestions. A review of 56 cases.},
  author={Toby L Litovitz},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1983},
  volume={249 18},
  pages={2495-500}
}
A retrospective analysis of 56 button (miniature) battery ingestions was conducted. This represents the largest series in the literature studying this problem. Impaction of these foreign bodies, most frequently in the esophagus (five cases), was a uniform predictor of severe morbidity. In the remaining 51 cases, the battery traversed the esophagus without incident; only four of these ingestions produced symptoms, and there was only one case with any severe complications. In 33 asymptomatic… CONTINUE READING

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