Caustic esophageal strictures in children: 30 years' experience.

@article{Hamza2003CausticES,
  title={Caustic esophageal strictures in children: 30 years' experience.},
  author={A. Hamza and S. Abdelhay and H. Sherif and T. Hasan and Hisham Soliman and A. Kabesh and I. Bassiouny and A. Bahnassy},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={38 6},
  pages={
          828-33
        }
}
Many children in developing countries continue to sustain caustic esophageal injures. The first line of treatment is dilatation, unless contraindicated, where 60% to 80% success rate is expected. In cases of failure, esophageal replacement is the only hope for achieving normal swallowing. Over the last 30 years, more than 850 cases of esophageal replacement were done in the Pediatric Surgery Department at Ain-Shams University. Three types of replacement were performed, gastric pull-up (75 cases… Expand
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