5. A Missing Button Battery

  1. Christopher P. Holstege MD3,4,5,
  2. Alexander B. Baer MD3,6,
  3. Jesse M. Pines MD, MBA, MSCE7,8 and
  4. William J. Brady MD9,10,11
  1. Brendan G. Carr MD, MS1 and
  2. Sarah E. Winters MD, MSCE2

Published Online: 3 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444397994.ch5

Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition

Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition

How to Cite

Carr, B. G. and Winters, S. E. (2011) A Missing Button Battery, in Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition (eds C. P. Holstege, A. B. Baer, J. M. Pines and W. J. Brady), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444397994.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Division of Medical Toxicology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  2. 4

    Blue Ridge Poison Center, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  3. 5

    Departments of Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  4. 6

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  5. 7

    Center for Health Care Quality, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  6. 8

    Departments of Emergency Medicine and Health Policy, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  7. 9

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  8. 10

    Center for Emergency Management, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  9. 11

    Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad & Albemarle County, Fire Rescue, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Departments of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 12 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333473

Online ISBN: 9781444397994

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Keywords:

  • Case 5, a missing button battery - swallowed by a child, playing with a small calculator;
  • 2-year-old boy in emergency department - complaints, of food intolerance of abrupt onset;
  • no apparent distress - tolerating secretions;
  • vital signs – being normal;
  • next most appropriate management strategy