Battery Ingestion: A Potentially Life-Threatening Issue

  • Amos Masih
Keywords: Button Batteries, Lithium, Ingestion


Button battery ingestion cases are rare but possibilities of these turning into life-threatening or fatal conditions are high. Such an unfortunate incidence may progress to serious complications and require major surgery if the foreign body is not identified or removed well in time. Lithium is a possible component of button batteries being used these days. The consequences of batteries containing lithium are medically significant. This review is to focus on general safety information regarding button battery ingestion, facts learned from reports published previously, and conclusion derived from brilliant literature.


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Author Biography

Amos Masih

Post Graduate Student, School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Groove Campus, Brisbane, Australia

DOI: 10.26440/IHRJ/0304.07256
Published: 2019-07-26
How to Cite
Amos Masih. Battery Ingestion: A Potentially Life-Threatening Issue. IHRJ [Internet]. 2019Jul.26 [cited 2024May27];3(4):144-6. Available from: