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Battery-induced Esophageal Foreign Body Injury, Complications and Treatment Outcome

Oral, foreign-body ingestions have increased and have been associated with the risk of esophageal injury. Button batteries are widely used and important among ingested objects as they cause chemical injury in the digestive tract within hours.


Objective: We aimed to assess the severity caused by button batteries in esophagus.

25 Nov, 2015
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e-Published: 04 Apr, 2016


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