• Dangers of Ingested Button Batteries

Dangers of Ingested Button Batteries

A clinical report raises awareness of the frequency of button battery ingestion by children and the importance of immediate removal of batteries lodged in the esophagus. In the September issue of Gastroenterology, Seung Han Kim et al describe the case of a 22-month-old child taken to the emergency room by

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  • What is the Best Way to Remove a Bag of Methamphetamine From the Esophagus?

What is the Best Way to Remove a Bag of Methamphetamine From the Esophagus?

Researchers describe using endoscopy to remove an upper gastrointestinal obstruction caused by deliberate ingestion of illicit drug packets in the July issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Timothy Cowan et al report the case of a 30 year old man in police custody after ingesting a plastic bag containing methamphetamine. The patient

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