Surprising cause of dysphagia in an elderly male

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Bennett, Kyle ; Supplee, Suzanne ; Vyas, Priyanka ; Gulati, Shuchi ; Alweis, Richard (2014)
  • Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
  • Journal: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives, volume 4, issue 4 (issn: 2000-9666, eissn: 2000-9666)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3402/jchimp.v4.25156, pmc: PMC4185141
  • Subject: lithium | dysphagia; lithium; battery | Radiology Images | dysphagia | Internal medicine | RC31-1245 | battery
    mesheuropmc: otorhinolaryngologic diseases

A 73 year old man presented to his primary care physician with sudden onset dysphagia to solids and liquids. He urgently completed a barium swallow study showing what was believed to be a coin. Endoscopic removal subsequently revealed it was a lithium battery. Consequences and management of lithium battery ingestion are discussed.Keywords: dysphagia; lithium; battery(Published: 29 September 2014)Citation: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives 2014, 4: 25156 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/jchimp.v4.25156
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