Emergency ultrasound evaluation of caustic injuries to the stomach

Maurizio Gavinelli, Sergio Chisena, Bruno Andreoni, Luciana Ferrario, Riccardo A. Audisio, Giorgio Tiberio

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The wide use of caustic compounds is responsible for an increase in gastric lesions, a severe condition with acute mortality and long-term morbidity, secondary to accidental or voluntary ingestion. A careful evaluation of patients with such lesions is mandatory for proper treatment planning. Ultrasonography may play an important role in providing complementary information on the integrity of the gastric wall and the possible presence of pathognomonic signs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-224
Number of pages4
JournalDigestive Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1993


  • Caustic ingestion
  • Endoscopy
  • Stomach
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Surgery


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