Baby Death Due to Esophagotracheal Fistula Created by An Alkaline Battery: A Case Report

  • Hacer Yaşar Teke Ordu University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Forensic Medicine, Ordu
  • Muhammet Can Balıkesir University Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Forensic Medicine
  • Tülay Renklidağ Adli Tıp Kurumu Ankara Grup Başkanlığı, Ankara
  • Nevriye Temel Adli Tıp Kurumu Ankara Grup Başkanlığı, Ankara
  • Asude Gökmen Adli Tıp Kurumu Ankara Grup Başkanlığı, Ankara
Keywords: alkaline battery, esophagotracheal fistula, autopsy, forensic medicine

Abstract

There is a limited number of case presentations in literature related to esophagus burns and complications as a result of swallowing an alkaline battery. The main purpose of this case presentation was to discuss the autopsy findings of late-developing complications of swallowing an alkali battery in the light of the relevant literature.

On the chest radiography of a 9-month old baby with complaints of vomiting for three days, an opacity was observed consistent with a foreign body in the esophagus. Esophagoscopy was applied and the swallowed battery was removed. On the fifth day after the operation, no complication has been observed to oral feeding was started and on the following day the patient was discharged. Four days after discharge, the patient was again brought to hospital with complaints of blood in vomit and was again hospitalized with a diagnosis of chemical esophageal burn. The patient died on the following day....

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2018-08-16
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Teke H, Can M, Renklidağ T, Temel N, Gökmen A. Baby Death Due to Esophagotracheal Fistula Created by An Alkaline Battery: A Case Report. atb [Internet]. 16Aug.2018 [cited 25Sep.2018];23(2):120-2. Available from: http://www.adlitipbulteni.com/index.php/atb/article/view/1176
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