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Abstract Introduction Ingestion of caustic is a frequent and serious injury, which can occur a fatal issue. Endoscopy is very important in management of corrosive injuries. Aims: To evaluated our experience in caustic injuries of upper aerodigestive tract and analyzed the lesions. Patients and methods This study has included patients treated during ten years. There were children and adults. The mean age of adults was The sex ratio was 0.
The mean age of children was 3. All the patients have had first esogastroduodenal endoscopy at j1. A barium swallow was realized at j30 when a gastric or esophageal stenosis was found to appreciate the characteristics of the stenosis.
The esophageal stenosis was dilated one month after caustic ingestion with Savary Gilliard dilator. The gastric stenosis underwented a chirurgical treatment. All the patients with severe lesions were hospitalized and had exclusion of oral nutrition resting on the higher tube digestive. Esophageal and gastric stenosis were respectively found in The severe gastric stenosis underwent a gastrectomy or gastroenteroanatomosis.
Conclusion Ingestion of caustic is a frequent and serious injury whith can occur severe lesions of the gastroesophageal tract. The most common sequella are esophageal stenosis, which occurs a severe dysphasia and a great weigth less. This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access. J Chir — Google Scholar 2. A Surg Today —
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