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Our Experiences on Injuries due to Corrosive Intake

Sibel Ozkan Gurdal, Tayfun Yucel, Mustafa Oran, Gursel Remzi Soybir, Ferda Nihat Koksoy, Rafet Mete

Citation Information : Ozkan Gurdal S, Yucel T, Oran M, Remzi Soybir G, Nihat Koksoy F, Mete R. Our Experiences on Injuries due to Corrosive Intake. Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2013; 3 (1):46-48.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10018-1062

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-00-0000


Abstract

Background: The aim is to present our experiences on the treatment and follow-up in the injuries of corrosive intake. Materials and methods: Twelve patients who were admitted to clinics because of swallowed corrosive substance between year 2005 and 2010 were evaluated retrospectively. Results: According to the findings of esophagogastroduodenoscopies performed in the first in 12 to 24 hours, none of the patients had grade III esophageal injuries but only one patient who had grade III stomach injury was operated urgently and total gastrectomy + Roux-en-Y esophagojejunostomy was performed. The others that were grades I and II were managed conservatively. During the follow-up period, all patients were controlled with clinic and endoscopic examinations in 1st and 3rd months. Conclusion: These patients were managed by the teams of general surgeon, and head and neck surgeons urgently. Early esofagogastroscopy was so important for the treatment strategy of these patients.


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