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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 52-55

A rare complication due to button battery cell in ear

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Pt. B.D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India

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Sharad Hernot
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-7749.176509

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We report a case of a 7-year-old male child who presented to ENT emergency with 24 h history of excessive pain and blackish otorrhea from right ear after accidentally inserting button battery in the ear while playing. Otoscopic examination revealed a shiny and round foreign body with excessive blackening of the surrounding skin. Chest and abdominal examination and routine investigations were normal. X-ray bilateral mastoid (Schuller's view) was done which revealed a radiopaque double-contoured foreign body in the right ear. It was removed under general anesthesia and was confirmed as a button battery. A few days later, biopsy from granulation tissue and surrounding bone was taken which revealed acute suppurative osteomyelitis on histopathological examination.

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