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SAMJ: South African Medical Journal

On-line version ISSN 2078-5135
Print version ISSN 0256-9574

Abstract

MILFORD, K; NUMANOGLU, A; BROOKS, A  and  COX, S. Button batteries in the oesophagus: A surgical emergency. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2016, vol.106, n.10, pp.978-980. ISSN 2078-5135.  http://dx.doi.org/10.7196/samj.2016.v106i10.11172.

We describe two cases of missed battery ingestion that led to extensive morbidity, requiring surgical management that would not have been necessary had the batteries been removed timeously.

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