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
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.