General Surgery

Endoscopy to Remove Foreign Body from Child's Stomach

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Dr. Karthik Babu Perumalla

Senior Consultant- General Surgery
Aster Ramesh Hospitals

Endoscopic removal of a long pencil battery from the stomach of a 3 year old child - In this instance, a long pencil battery was removed from a 3 year old child who swallowed it accidently at around midnight.

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Accidental swallowing of pencil batteries is very rare in view of the huge size. Endoscopic removal of such batteries very challenging and is a life saving emergency.