Button batteries can rapidly damage stomach lining before symptoms appear

Posted by on May 18, 2019 9:25 pm
Categories: health

Damage to the lining of the stomach can occur quickly when children swallow button batteries; therefore, clinicians should consider prompt endoscopic removal, even when the child is symptom free and the battery has passed safely through the narrow esophagus, according to new research. The recommendations represent a change from current practice of watching and waiting.

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