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J Family Med Prim Care. 2018 Sep-Oct;7(5):1083-1085. doi: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_47_18.

The hazards of impacted alkaline battery in the nose.

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia.


A foreign body in the nose is a common referral dealt by the otolaryngologist on daily basis. Here we report a case of a 5-year-old girl who was referred from a primary care center with complaints of left nasal blockage and epistaxis along with foul smelling brownish discharge for 1-day duration. Nasal endoscopic examination of the left side of the nose revealed an impacted button battery at the cartilaginous portion of the nasal septum.


Button battery; foreign body; nasal septum

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