Published: 17 August, 2021 | Volume 4 - Issue 1 | Pages: 073-074
Foreign body ingestion in children is a serious problem encountered among children. Approximately 80% of cases of foreign body ingestions occur in children between the ages of six months and three years . Button battery ingestion occurs at an estimate rate of ten in one million people per year, a small group of which are retained in the esophagus and later become complicated . Button battery ingestion can lead to esophageal perforation and death within hours if not appropriately diagnosed .