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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 219-221

Conservative management of button battery ingestion using honey in a paediatric patient

Department of Pediatrics, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi, Nigeria

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Dr. Charles Izuchukwu Ikegwuonu
Department of Pediatrics, Alex-Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi
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DOI: 10.4103/NJM.NJM_193_21

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Button battery ingestion is a form of foreign-body ingestion usually seen among children. Its ingestion could be symptom free and sometimes fatal. The interval between swallowing and final destination of the button battery has some clinical importance to its management. This is a case report of an eight-year-old boy, who ingested a 25 mm-sized button battery which was detected in the lower esophagus by a plain X-ray, managed conservatively with honey, and was later passed out of stool after 36 h.

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