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Case Blog - Otolaryngology Online Journal (2015) Volume 5, Issue 3

Disk Batteries in the Esophagus of Nigerian Children: Case Series Lucky Obukowho Onotai`

Foreign body (FB) ingestion is common in clinical practice especially in children. Its im-paction in the esophagus constitutes an im-portant cause of morbidity and mortality in our environment. Due to technological ad-vancement and increase use of disk batteries to power children toys and remote control gadgets, ingestion of disk batteries is now commonplace. In our environment there is paucity of information on disk batteries hence we decided to present case series of disk batteries in the esophagus of children highlighting the peculiarities of disk batteries, the dangers posed by them, the mode of re-trieval, complications encountered, and pos-sible recommendations to curtail the increas-ing occurrence.

Author(s): Lucky Obukowho Onotai, Adaobi Elizabeth Osuji

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