J Rhinol.  2001 May;8(1, 2):69-72.

Nasal Septal Perforation due to Button Battery

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. hmlee91@hotmail.com

Abstract

A button battery in the nose of children is an unusual foreign body, which can cause liquefaction necrosis with subsequent severe local tissue destruction. All button batteries as foreign bodies in the nasal cavity should be removed immediately to prevent severe local tissue damage, resulting in late sequelae, such as septal perforation or stenosis of the nasal meatus. We present two cases of nasal septal perforation followed by button battery foreign body and discuss the special aspects of this foreign body.

Keyword

Nasal septal perforation; Button battery
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