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Bilateral vocal palsy following coin cell lithium battery ingestion: a case report and review.
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PMID:  23224344     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Button battery ingestion in children is not a rare occurrence and may be unwitnessed and can be soon life-threatening or responsible for severe sequelae. We report herein an original history of previously healthy 16-month-old boy with an unwitnessed and misdiagnosis of lithium cell coin battery ingestion which leads to bilateral vocal palsy. The patient underwent a unilateral posterior cordotomy and was successfully extubated. Conclusion: Early recognition of a lithium cell coin battery for rapid removal, even if insufficient at first, is the main condition to limit complications. Unusual upper respiratory distress in a young child should alert practitioners in performing a chest and neck X-ray without undue delay.
Mathieu Simonin; Irène D'Agostino; Mélanie Lebreton; Olivier Jughon; Jamil Hamza; Mehdi Oualha
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-1076     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7603873     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Service de Réanimation Chirurgicale Pédiatrique, Hôpital Necker Enfants-Malades, Assistance Publique- Hôpitaux de Paris, Faculté de Médecine, Université Paris-Descartes, 149, Rue de Sèvres, 75743, Paris Cedex 15, France.
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