A dangerous secret – A case report of battery ingestion

Authors

  • Ana Catarina Fernandes Department of Pediatrics, Hospital Distrital de Santarém
  • Mariana Gaspar Department of Pediatrics, Hospital Distrital de Santarém https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5239-5820
  • Maria Bandeira Duarte Department of Pediatrics, Hospital Distrital de Santarém
  • Alexandra Gavino Department of Pediatrics, Hospital Distrital de Santarém
  • Aldina Lopes Department of Pediatrics, Hospital Distrital de Santarém

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v32.i2.22591

Keywords:

battery, coin, foreign body, radiograph

Abstract

Foreign body ingestion is a common problem in Pediatrics that can be fatal.(1-3) Because the clinical presentation is unspecific, the diagnosis is usually based on the history reported by the caregivers and confirmed by radiograph.(1-3) If history is not reported, the diagnosis can be challenging, so a high index of suspicion is required. The differentiation between foreign bodies of similar size and shape is also essential to define the urgency of the approach.(1-3) A case of unwitnessed button battery ingestion is presented in this report.

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Kelly Sinclair. Button and cylindrical battery ingestion: Clinical features, diagnosis, and initial management. UpToDate, January 2019.

Kramer RE, Lerner DG, Lin T, Manfredi M, Shah M, Stephen TC, et al. Management of Ingested Foreign Bodies in Children: A Clinical Report of the NASPGHAN Endoscopy Committee. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2015; 60(4): 562-74. doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/MPG.0000000000000729.

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Published

2023-09-14

How to Cite

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Fernandes AC, Gaspar M, Bandeira Duarte M, Gavino A, Lopes A. A dangerous secret – A case report of battery ingestion. REVNEC [Internet]. 2023Sep.14 [cited 2024Jun.20];32(2):144-6. Available from: https://revistas.rcaap.pt/nascercrescer/article/view/22591

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Imaging Cases

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