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Update: Doctors use boy's rib to repair damaged throat

CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- Doctor's at Children's Hospital used a piece of a little boy's rib to repair his damaged throat.

CLICK HERE for Rich Jaffe's story on the damage a "Button Battery" did when Emmett Rauch ingested it.

Emmett was doing well after a three-hour operation Wednesday, August 27th, 2014.  The 4-year-old swallowed the button battery just after his first birthday.  It wasn't discovered for three days and burned a hole in his esophagus.  That left him unable to breathe, eat or speak.
His family brought him from Arizona to Children's for the life-changing surgery.  The doctor inserted a stent to help hold Emmett's airway in place.
The stent will be removed in two weeks.

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