Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock

CASE SERIES
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 316--321

Severe esophageal injuries caused by accidental button battery ingestion in children


Sara Fuentes, Indalecio Cano, María Isabel Benavent, Andrés Gómez 
 Department of Pediatric Surgery, 12 de Octubre University Hospital, Madrid, Spain

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sara Fuentes
Department of Pediatric Surgery, 12 de Octubre University Hospital, Madrid
Spain

Introduction: Button batteries represent a low percentage of all foreign bodies swallowed by children and esophageal location is even less frequent. However, these cases are more likely to develop severe injuries. The aim of this essay is to report three cases treated in our institution and review previous reports. Material and Methods: Chart review and literature search. Case Reports: We treated three children between 2-7- years old with button batteries lodged at esophagus. They all presented esophageal burns (EB), which evolved in esophageal stenosis in two out of the three cases. Results: We found 29 more cases in literature and the injuries included EB, esophageal perforation (EP) and tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF). Discussion: Swallowed button batteries rarely remain in esophagus, but these cases present a higher risk of tisular damage. Injuries can take place even after few hours; and therefore, endoscopy must be performed as soon as possible. Further study on button batteries«SQ» safety and the establishment of a maximum size for them would be good preventive measures.


How to cite this article:
Fuentes S, Cano I, Benavent MI, Gómez A. Severe esophageal injuries caused by accidental button battery ingestion in children.J Emerg Trauma Shock 2014;7:316-321


How to cite this URL:
Fuentes S, Cano I, Benavent MI, Gómez A. Severe esophageal injuries caused by accidental button battery ingestion in children. J Emerg Trauma Shock [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Jul 3 ];7:316-321
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