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Endoscopic removal of a battery that was lodged in the oesophagus of a two-year-old boy for an extremely long time.

Szaflarska-Popławska A, Popławski C, Romańczuk B, Parzęcka M - Prz Gastroenterol (2015)

Bottom Line: In the present work we describe a 2-year-old boy whose battery ingestion was overlooked, and who had the battery endoscopically removed from the upper part of his oesophagus after several months.This is the only described case of such a long impaction of a lithium battery in the oesophagus, without development of severe complications.We stress the necessity to take into account ingestion of a dangerous foreign body by children demonstrating unspecific clinical signs.

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Affiliation: Department of Paediatric Endoscopy and Gastrointestinal Function Testing, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

ABSTRACT
In the present work we describe a 2-year-old boy whose battery ingestion was overlooked, and who had the battery endoscopically removed from the upper part of his oesophagus after several months. This is the only described case of such a long impaction of a lithium battery in the oesophagus, without development of severe complications. We stress the necessity to take into account ingestion of a dangerous foreign body by children demonstrating unspecific clinical signs.

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Stricture and deformation of the oesophageal lumen 10 days after endoscopic removal of the battery
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Figure 0006: Stricture and deformation of the oesophageal lumen 10 days after endoscopic removal of the battery

Mentions: An endoscopic examination of the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract, which was performed 10 days later, in the location where the foreign body was lodged, in the oesophagus, adenomatous lesions were found, which narrowed and deformed the oesophageal lumen (Figure 6). The narrow part could easily be passed by the GIF 160 endoscope (Olympus). No abnormalities were found in the further part of the oesophagus, stomach, or duodenum. After the examination, oral feeding was included, initially with liquid and then with mush food – with a good clinical tolerance. The patient was discharged from hospital with a recommendation to perform a control visit in an outpatient gastroenterology clinic and plan the control upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.


Endoscopic removal of a battery that was lodged in the oesophagus of a two-year-old boy for an extremely long time.

Szaflarska-Popławska A, Popławski C, Romańczuk B, Parzęcka M - Prz Gastroenterol (2015)

Stricture and deformation of the oesophageal lumen 10 days after endoscopic removal of the battery
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 0006: Stricture and deformation of the oesophageal lumen 10 days after endoscopic removal of the battery
Mentions: An endoscopic examination of the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract, which was performed 10 days later, in the location where the foreign body was lodged, in the oesophagus, adenomatous lesions were found, which narrowed and deformed the oesophageal lumen (Figure 6). The narrow part could easily be passed by the GIF 160 endoscope (Olympus). No abnormalities were found in the further part of the oesophagus, stomach, or duodenum. After the examination, oral feeding was included, initially with liquid and then with mush food – with a good clinical tolerance. The patient was discharged from hospital with a recommendation to perform a control visit in an outpatient gastroenterology clinic and plan the control upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.

Bottom Line: In the present work we describe a 2-year-old boy whose battery ingestion was overlooked, and who had the battery endoscopically removed from the upper part of his oesophagus after several months.This is the only described case of such a long impaction of a lithium battery in the oesophagus, without development of severe complications.We stress the necessity to take into account ingestion of a dangerous foreign body by children demonstrating unspecific clinical signs.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Paediatric Endoscopy and Gastrointestinal Function Testing, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

ABSTRACT
In the present work we describe a 2-year-old boy whose battery ingestion was overlooked, and who had the battery endoscopically removed from the upper part of his oesophagus after several months. This is the only described case of such a long impaction of a lithium battery in the oesophagus, without development of severe complications. We stress the necessity to take into account ingestion of a dangerous foreign body by children demonstrating unspecific clinical signs.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus