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Button and cylindrical battery ingestion: Clinical features, diagnosis, and initial management

Kelly Sinclair, MD
Ivor D Hill, MD
Section Editors
Michele M Burns, MD, MPH
Melvin B Heyman, MD, MPH
Deputy Editor
James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH


The evaluation and management of button and cylindrical battery ingestion will be presented here.

The management of button batteries in the ear or nose, esophageal foreign bodies other than button batteries, and corrosive esophageal injury are discussed separately as follows:

(See "Diagnosis and management of foreign bodies of the outer ear", section on 'Foreign bodies of the external auditory canal (EAC)'.)

(See "Diagnosis and management of intranasal foreign bodies", section on 'Foreign body removal'.)

(See "Foreign bodies of the esophagus and gastrointestinal tract in children" and "Ingested foreign bodies and food impactions in adults".)

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