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Ugeskr Laeger. 2009 Oct 19;171(43):3098-9.

[Cardiac arrest in child caused by button battery in the oesophagus and complicated by aorto-oesophageal fistula].

[Article in Danish]

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Slagelse Sygehus, Operations/anaestesi-, Intensiv- og Sterilafdeling, og Københavns Universitet, Retspatologisk Afdeling, Denmark.


Ingestion of button battery can result in serious complications if the battery becomes lodged in the oesophagus. We report a case of a 14-month-old child who died from exanguination due to aorto-oesophageal fistula caused by a lithium button battery lodged in the oesophagus. Recommendations concerning diagnostics, treatment and observations are described.

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