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Serial x rays in battery ingestion
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  1. Stewart Teece, Specialist Registrar,
  2. Kevin Mackway-Jones, Professor
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL, UK; kevin mackway-jonesman.ac.uk

    Abstract

    A short cut review was carried out to establish whether serial x rays were necessary in cases of battery ingestion where the battery has passed through the oesophagus. A total of 104 papers were found using the reported search, of which none presented any evidence to answer the clinical question. It is concluded that there is no evidence available to answer this question. Further research is needed.

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