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Computer battery cell in the cricopharynx of a toddler.
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PMID:  22346241     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
A computer lithium battery cell was impacted in the cricopharynx of a 1 year and 9 month-old child. The battery cell was safely removed with the pediatric flexible oesophagoscope under anesthesia without trauma to the surrounding structures. The lithium battery cell is potentially dangerous due to its ability to cause chemical damage to the mucosa and cause early inflammation and edema leading to dysphagia and respiratory obstruction. Hence, it should be promptly extracted without delay to prevent catastrophe. The toddler recovered uneventfully in the immediate post-operative period and was followed-up for the last 1 year without any complication. To the horizon of our knowledge, no previous case was reported with computer battery cell in the cricopharynx of a toddler in Eastern India. In conclusion, parent education is important in the early detection of foreign bodies and their interventions.
Aloke Bose Majumdar; Arup Sengupta; Ranabir Pal
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of natural science, biology, and medicine     Volume:  2     ISSN:  2229-7707     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nat Sci Biol Med     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-20     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101571070     Medline TA:  J Nat Sci Biol Med     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  219-21     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, M. G. M. Medical College and LSK Hospital, Kishanganj - 855 107, Bihar, India.
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