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Surgery update for boy who swallowed battery

CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- Children's Hospital says the surgery to rebuild a little boy's throat Wednesday was successful.

When he was one-year-old, Emmett Rauch swallowed a small lithium battery, also called a button battery because of their size. It became lodged in his throat and burned through and nearly killed him. Three years later, he is unable to breath, eat or speak on his own.

Doctors at children's used part of Emmett's rib to rebuild his throat during the three hour surgery. Dr. Alessandro de Alarcon was able to do a two-stage endoscopic procedure. He also inserted a stent to hold Emmett's airway in place. That should be removed in two weeks.

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