Indications de la chirurgie déurgence

Translated title of the contribution: Indications for emergency surgery

B. Andreoni, A. Marini

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Ingestion of caustic, especially with intention of suicide, is always a difficult diagnostic and therapeutic problem. The patient having ingested a caustic used to be refered very late to the surgeon, either for acute complications or chronic sequellae. Now, early intervention is always the rule, on the basis of precise clinical, radiological or endoscopie indications. The authors review recent series of literature and their own experience of 51 ingestions of caustics from 1980 to 1991. This led them to propose appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic algorythms.

Translated title of the contributionIndications for emergency surgery
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)427-444
Number of pages18
JournalActa Endoscopica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1992


  • caustic ingestion
  • caustic soda
  • caustic stenosis
  • chlorhydric acid
  • endoscopy
  • esophageal resection
  • esophagus
  • gastrectomy
  • stomach
  • sulfuric acid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Medicine(all)


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