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A case report of oesophago-atrial fistula formation after car battery acid ingestion

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This highlights a rare but fatal delayed complication of acid ingestion.


This complication could be easily overlooked. Car battery acid ingestion as a means of committing suicide is infrequent in Western Society but more common in other countries. This case highlights a very important complication of acid erosion of the oesophagus.

Randeep Mullhi
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

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This page is a summary of: Oesophago-atrial fistula secondary to ingestion of battery acid, British Journal of Hospital Medicine, July 2020, Mark Allen Group,
DOI: 10.12968/hmed.2020.0186.
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