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Danger with Disk Batteries

Meta Description: Incidence of disk battery ingestion is increasing and parallels the increasing use of electronic devices. Although most cases of swallowing of these batteries are associated with their uncomplicated and sometimes asymptomatic passage through the gastrointestinal tract, however, a variety of complications may occur in some cases.

Since the common use of disk batteries in recent years, and their growing use in household appliances and electrical tools such as watches, calculator, remote control devices and especially the toys, their accidental swallowing also has become a risking factor for children. Incidence of disk battery ingestion is increasing and parallels the increasing use of electronic devices. Lodgments in the digestive tract require immediate endoscopic removal to prevent or minimize major sequel or fatality such as esophageal perforation, Tracheo esophageal Fistula and aorta-esophageal fistula.

Although most cases of swallowing of these batteries are associated with their uncomplicated and sometimes Asymptomatic passage through the gastrointestinal tract, however, a variety of complications may occur in some cases, especially when the battery gets stuck in the esophagus, ranging from severe tissue damage and hollow viscus perforation and fistula , or in respiratory system, its aspiration can result in tracheal damage and stenosis, bleeding, edema as well as vocal cord paralysis and ventilator problems or even death.

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https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/disk-batteries-a-danger-to-children-2161-0665-1000245.php?aid=54861

 
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