Disc battery in the pediatric oesophagus

Manish Mubjal, Nitika Tuli, Porshia Rishi, Harjinder Singh, Shubham Munjal


The wide usage of disc batteries in toys, in the late seventies presented a new problem. In the form of accidental lodgements in the pediatric aerodigestive tract. The physico-chemical nature of the disc battery necessitates an early removal, so as to avoid a fatal outcome if missed and retained for a long duration. Management of one such case is reported with radiographic documentation.


Disc battery, Rigid oesophagoscopy, Squeeze toys

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