[Severe combined corrosions of the esophagus and stomach--diagnostic and treatment].

Abstract

For a 12 year period (1991-2002) 152 children aged from 2 to 17 years with severe caustic ingestion were treated at the University Department of Pediatric Surgery. 21 of them received severe combined lesions of the esophagus and the stomach. Early diagnostic gastroscopy was attempted in most of the children, followed by emergent laparotomy and appropriate… (More)

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