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Button batteries can rapidly damage stomach lining before symptoms appear

Fri, 2019-05-17 21:00
(Digestive Disease Week) Damage to the lining of the stomach can occur quickly when children swallow button batteries; therefore, clinicians should consider prompt endoscopic removal, even when the child is symptom free and the battery has passed safely through the narrow esophagus, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2019. The recommendations represent a change from current practice of watching and waiting.
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