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Medical Team Removes Battery from Child’s Esophagus at Maternity and Children Hospital in Makkah
22 March 2017
A 3-year-old boy has become able to resume his normal life following a successful 15-hour surgery at the Maternity and Children Hospital in Makkah. For more than a month he was suffering from the consequences of swallowing a battery, including breathing difficulty, high temperature and swallowing difficulty for several weeks, resulting in fistula between the esophagus and larynx, and inability to eat by mouth. 
 
Upon his referral to the Maternity and Children Hospital the required medical examinations were conducted to him, which showed the presence of a battery below his neck, and immediately he underwent a surgery which removed the battery inserted in the esophagus wall and trachea wall. 
 
 
 



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