ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Corrosive Burns of the Esophagus in Children
Burhan Aksu 1, Mustafa İnan 1
1Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Çocuk Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı
Pages : 183-188

Abstract

Ingestion of potent corrosive agents, especially alkaline solutions may lead to acute esophageal burns, esophageal or stomach perforation, and even to death. Acute phase of these injuries may be associated with esophageal strictures. This article reviews related issues on the diagnosis and management of esophageal burns and strictures in children in the light of literature.

Keywords : Accidents; burns, chemical/etiology/pathology/ therapy; child; esophageal stenosis/etiology/therapy; esophagus/ injuries

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