Button battery ingestion with different outcome : two case reports from a Tertiary care Hospital

Suman Sarkar, Amrita Roy, Anirban Chatterjee, Bidhan Ch Roy, Sandip Mondal, Koushik Pramanik
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Button battery ingestion is a distinct type of foreign body ingestion in children because of their potential to cause major injury or life threatening consequences. According to National Poison Data System, United States of America, there is a 6.7 fold increase in the percentage of button battery ingestion with major or fatal outcomes from 1985-2009.  We are reporting two cases with history of accidental ingestion of button battery with different outcome. 


Button battery ingestion, Infant, Tracheo-esophageal fistula.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17334/jps.69047