Vascular ring complicates accidental button battery ingestion
Abbreviated Journal Title
Button battery; Vascular ring; CTA; Fatal outcome; Vasculoesophageal; fistula; MANAGEMENT; CHILDREN; Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
Button battery ingestion can lead to dangerous complications, including vasculoesophageal fistula formation. The presence of a vascular ring may complicate battery ingestion if the battery lodges at the level of the ring and its important vascular structures. We report a 4-year-old boy with trisomy 21 who was diagnosed with a vascular ring at the time of button battery ingestion and died 9 days after presentation due to massive upper gastrointestinal bleeding from esophageal erosion and vasculoesophageal fistula formation. (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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