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VOLUME 3 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2010 ) > List of Articles


Button Cell Causing Septal Perforation in a Child

Rajat Bhatia

Keywords : Foreign body nose,Button battery,Septal perforation

Citation Information : Bhatia R. Button Cell Causing Septal Perforation in a Child. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2010; 3 (3):161-163.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1054

Published Online: 01-12-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; The Author(s).


A button battery inserted in the nose of children is an unusual foreign body which is capable of causing extensive tissue damage, resulting from electrical and chemical burns. We report a case of an ignored button battery in the nose of a 4 years old presenting with unilateral discharge and bleeding along with pain in the left nasal cavity. The foreign body was removed using endoscope but it had perforated the septum by the time. We report this case to emphasise the hazards of button battery impaction and the value of early diagnosis and treatment to prevent serious complications.

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