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Forensic Sci Int. 2010 May 20;198(1-3):e19-22. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2010.02.001. Epub 2010 Feb 23.

A case of fatal coin battery ingestion in a 2-year-old child.

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Department of Pathology and Toxicology, Netherlands Forensic Institute, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Abstract

Foreign body aspiration is frequently encountered in young children, in the majority of cases it will not lead to an adverse outcome. However, in case of coin battery ingestion more serious adverse outcomes, including death, have been reported. We present a case with fatal outcome due to exsanguination, of a 2-year-old child with an aberrant right subclavian artery (or arteria lusoria) and coin battery ingestion. Radiological and autopsy findings and relevant literature are discussed.

PMID:
20181450
DOI:
10.1016/j.forsciint.2010.02.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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