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.
- Caustic ingestion
- Esophageal dilatation
- Esophageal stenosis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health