PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL, vol.20, no.4, pp.292-294, 2004 (SCI-Expanded)
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PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
button-battery ingestion, acquired tracheo-esophageal fistula, multislice CT, children, INGESTION, SECONDARY, BURNS
Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated:
Esophageal impacting of button batteries must be distinguished from impacting of other foreign bodies because of their severe complications. We present a 2.5-year-old girl who had an acquired tracheo-esophageal fistula (TEF) caused by a calculator battery lodged in her esophagus. We also review the literature and assess the applicability of multislice CT and its possible advantages in children with acquired TEF.