Acquired tracheo-esophageal fistulas caused by button battery lodged in the esophagus

Imamoglu M., Cay A., Kosucu P., Ahmetoglu A., Sarihan H.

PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL, vol.20, no.4, pp.292-294, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00383-003-1129-8
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.292-294
  • Keywords: button-battery ingestion, acquired tracheo-esophageal fistula, multislice CT, children, INGESTION, SECONDARY, BURNS
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


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.