Caustic ingestion in childhood: current treatment possibilities and their complications

Claudio Pintus, Carlo Manzoni, Simona Nappo, Luigi Perrelli

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Abstract

In a review of 15 pediatric patients who had ingested caustic substances, the authors describe the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to be followed as well as the complications that may occur with their use. The cases reported include 1 esophageal rupture caused by balloon dilatation and 1 recurrent stenosis treated with a silastic tutor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-112
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Surgery International
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1993

Keywords

  • Caustic ingestion
  • Esophageal dilatation
  • Esophageal stenosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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