Perioperative Management of Button Battery Foreign Bodies in the Paediatric Aerodigestive Tract- A Case Series and Review of Literature UR01-UR03
Dr. Vibha Chhabra,
Fellow in Paediatric Anaesthesia, Department of Paediatric Anaesthesiology, 2nd
Floor, Super Speciality Paediatric Hospital and Post Graduate Teaching Institute,
Sector 30, Noida, Gautam Budh Nagar, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.
The use of Button Battery (BB) has increased rapidly now-a-days. Children are prone to inadvertent ingestion, aspiration or insertion of BBs while playing with toys. It poses a serious health hazard as it is corrosive. Hence, early diagnosis and quick treatment are essential to prevent its fatal complications. A thorough evaluation of each case is necessary based on a detailed history taking, physical examination, blood and radiological investigation, and diagnostic endoscopy. General anaesthesia is usually preferred during endoscopic examination and removal of BB foreign bodies. The complications depend on the duration and site of impaction. This is a case series of three children with different presentations of BB foreign bodies and author’s experience in the diagnosis and management.