Nov 29, 2017
Author: Nick Hatch, M.D.
- Unlike coin ingestions, button batteries can
cause necrosis of the GI tract.
lodged in the esophagus, removal within 2 hours is important,
because they can cause problems such as strictures or
the battery is in the stomach or beyond, it may be ok to let it
pass but give strict return precautions.
hearing aid batteries are not as dangerous, but still require close
follow-up to ensure the battery passes.
- Delayed effects (after passage of the battery)