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E.M. Sinclair, Emory University School of Medicine, Pediatric Divisions of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and, Nutrition Emory Children’s Center 2015 Uppergate Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA. esingl2@emory.edu

Dr. Sinclair composed the bulk of the introduction and discussion drafted the initial manuscript, and reviewed and revised the manuscript. Drs Stevens and McElhanon drafted the case report, composed parts of the discussion, and reviewed and revised the manuscript. Drs Santore and Chahine provided surgical perspective of the hospital course and discussion and reviewed and revised the manuscript. Dr. Riedesel provided radiological images and descriptions and reviewed and revised the manuscript. All authors attest that they meet the current ICMJE criteria for Authorship.

Thank you to the patient and family for agreeing to the publication of this important case.

The authors declare that they have no known competing financial interests or personal relationships that could have appeared to influence the work reported in this paper.


Research Funding:

The project described was supported by Award Number T32DK108735 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases or the National Institutes of Health.


  • Button battery ingestion
  • Aorto-esophageal fistula
  • Foreign body
  • Case report

Development and repair of aorto-esophageal fistula following esophageal button battery impaction: A case report


Journal Title:

Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports


Volume 66


Type of Work:

Article | Post-print: After Peer Review


Complications from esophageal button battery impactions remain a real fear for practicing pediatric gastroenterologists and surgeons. This case describes a child who developed an aorto-esophageal fistula 25 days after initial battery ingestion and survived due to prompt placement of an aortic stent via minimally invasive surgery, avoiding an open procedure.

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