A “Missed” Nasal Button Battery in a Child During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A “Missed” Nasal Button Battery in a Child During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Sofia Anastasiadou
Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, UK


A 5-year-old boy was referred acutely to the on-call ENT doctor following multiple remote consultations with his general practitioner with 2 months history of worsening left-sided foul-smelling nasal discharge and bleeding. He underwent examination under anaesthesia and removal of nasal foreign body which was subsequently identified as a button battery. This case highlights the challenges posed to clinicians during the COVID-19 pandemic but also serves as a reminder to keep a high index of suspicion and low threshold for clinical examination in suspected cases of nasal foreign body.

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Publication history
Received: Thu 31, Mar 2022
Accepted: Wed 11, May 2022
Published: Fri 20, May 2022
© 2023 Sofia Anastasiadou. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository.
DOI: 10.31487/j.SCR.2022.05.01