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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 184-187

Complicated cases of lithium battery ingestion: Delay can be deadly


1 Department of Pediatrics, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India
2 Department of Gastroenterology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India

Correspondence Address:
Ashish Kumar Jha
Department of Gastroenterology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jde.JDE_86_17

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Increasing use of button battery (BB) in household products and toys is responsible for the growing incidence of button battery ingestion (BBI). The BBI may cause life-threatening complications. We present a series of three cases of complicated BBI (lithium cell) with delayed presentation; one of them could not survive due to tracheoesophageal fistula and sepsis. Here, we highlight the importance of early endoscopic intervention and careful follow-up in children with lithium battery ingestion.


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