Caustic ingestion.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Caustic ingestion is a serious medical problem affecting anywhere from 5,000 to 15,000 persons per year. The factors influencing the type and seriousness of the burn are numerous. Correct diagnosis using endoscopic technique is imperative in choosing the proper treatment whether it be medical or surgical. Stricture is the most common complication with rates from 2% to 4%.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Freedman, SF; White, JA

Published Date

  • November 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 141 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 13 - 15

PubMed ID

  • 2592847

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0024-6921


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States