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Cover page of the Journal of Health Sciences
CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 306-308

A battery where it should not be


Department of ENT and HNS, J. N. Medical College, KAHER, Belagavi, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mansi A R. Venkatramanan
610, New PG Hostel, J. N. Medical College Campus, KAHER, Belagavi - 590 010, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/kleuhsj.kleuhsj_123_22

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The shiny and attractive nature of objects such as button batteries or coins draws children toward them. It is vital to correctly identify such foreign bodies and promptly remove them without causing any fragmentation or damage as that may cause the electrolyte within the battery to leak and further corrode the mucosa. Here, we present the case of a 5-year-old girl referred from a community hospital with a foreign object in the nose and how it was managed in a timely and successful manner.


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