A case for early bronchoscopic airway assessment after disc battery ingestion

Wurzel, Danielle F., Masters, Ian B., Choo, Kelvin L. and Isles, Alan F. (2014) A case for early bronchoscopic airway assessment after disc battery ingestion. Pediatric Pulmonology, 49 3: E72-E74. doi:10.1002/ppul.22858


Author Wurzel, Danielle F.
Masters, Ian B.
Choo, Kelvin L.
Isles, Alan F.
Title A case for early bronchoscopic airway assessment after disc battery ingestion
Journal name Pediatric Pulmonology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 8755-6863
1099-0496
Publication date 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/ppul.22858
Open Access Status
Volume 49
Issue 3
Start page E72
End page E74
Total pages 3
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, U.S.A.
Publisher Jossey Bass, Ed. & Pub.
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Subject 2735 Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
2740 Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
Abstract Disc battery ingestion in children is becoming increasingly common with the proliferation of small battery-powered electronic devices. In the case of esophageal impaction, the likelihood and severity of complications are proportionate to the time between ingestion and removal. Tracheo-esophageal fistulae (TOF) are a recognized complication and can be life-threatening. We describe an interesting case of disc battery ingestion with delayed recognition of a TOF. We document the tracheal mucosal healing process of a large airway defect and describe the role of bronchoscopy in guiding the timing of surgical intervention. This case highlights the important role of early bronchoscopic assessment in management of these patients.
Keyword acquired tracheo-esophageal fistula
button battery ingestion
disc battery ingestion
paediatric bronchoscopy
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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