Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2019)
Button battery ingestion in the upper third of the esophagus Case report and review of literature
Author(s): Hanaa Khir Allah, Hicham Zerhouni, Aiat Allah Skiredj, Fatim Zahra Ezzaky, Rania Lakraa, Mounir Kisra
Abstract: Button batteries represent about 2% of all foreign bodies, although this percentage seems to be increasing. Those batteries that lodge in the esophagus can result in serious complications and even death. We report a child aged 3 years, presented fever cough dysphagia and hypersialorrhea. A chest X-ray showed the presence of a foreign body at the upper third of the esophagus with halo effect. Esophageal endoscopy noted the absence of individualization of the foreign body in the oesophageal lumen, with inflammatory congestive appearance of the esophageal mucosa, without stenosis removal of the button cell by endoscopy failed. after several attempts, the surgical indication was put, the patient benefited from an oesophagotomy with extraction of the button battery. Esophageal corrosive injury and burn can occur a while esophageal perforation, tracheoesophageal fistula, mediastinitis, and perforation of the aorta.,Esophageal stenosis may be detected few months after removal of the button battery. Prevention is the best management of all. Parents and caretakers should be aware of the potential danger of button battery ingestion.