Button Battery Ingestion

A button battery lodged in the Oesophagus is a medical emergency as it can cause necrosis and significant GI bleed – Refer immediately

If anybody is symptomatic after button battery ingestion they need referral to the Surgical team for urgent endoscopic removal

Symptoms include:

  • Respiratory difficulties
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Haemoptysis
  • Haematemasis

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