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Case 14897

Button battery ingestion in children: What the emergency radiologist should know.

Author(s)
Navarro-Baño, Antonio; Fernández-Hernández, Carmen M; Serrano García, Cristina; Doménech-Abellán, Ernesto; Martínez-Martínez, Juan Francisco; Ibáñez-Caturla, Santiago; Jiménez-Sánchez, Andrés Francisco; Guillén-Navarro, Jose María.

Hospital Clinico Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca , Servicio Murciano de Salud; Carretera Madrid-Cartagena, s/n. 30120 El Palmar, Spain; Email:navarba@gmail.com
 
Patient
female, 4 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    PA chest x-ray

    PA chest x-ray with a foreign body in the oesophagus.

     
    Area of Interest: Emergency; Imaging Technique: Plain radiographic studies; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Foreign bodies;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Axial computed tomography angiography (CTA)

    Despite the metallic artifact, there is no evidence of tracheo-oesophageal or aorto-oesophageal fistulae.

     
    Area of Interest: Emergency; Imaging Technique: CT-Angiography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Foreign bodies;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Sagittal CTA

    Despite the metallic artifact, there is no evidence of tracheo-oesophageal or aorto-oesophageal fistulae.

     
    Area of Interest: Emergency; Imaging Technique: CT-Angiography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Foreign bodies;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    Sagittal CTA

    No evidence of fistulae. Hyperdensity around the foreign body is due to artifact, not to blood or other complications.

     
    Area of Interest: Emergency; Imaging Technique: CT-Angiography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Acute;
     
     
  • Figure 5
    Bone window

    Detail of the foreign body using CT. There is no communication (at the time of study) between the airway and the digestive tract.

     
    Area of Interest: Emergency; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Foreign bodies;
     
     
PA chest x-ray with a foreign body in the oesophagus.
 
Despite the metallic artifact, there is no evidence of tracheo-oesophageal or aorto-oesophageal fistulae.
 
Despite the metallic artifact, there is no evidence of tracheo-oesophageal or aorto-oesophageal fistulae.
 
No evidence of fistulae. Hyperdensity around the foreign body is due to artifact, not to blood or other complications.
 
Detail of the foreign body using CT. There is no communication (at the time of study) between the airway and the digestive tract.
 
 
 
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