Complications of caustic ingestion.


The use of steroid and antibiotic prophylaxis no longer is tenable on the basis of recent studies showing their inability to favorably influence the outcome of caustic injuries. The need for early endoscopic and radiologic assessment if not gastroesophagectomy for severe injuries now is the management of choice. Further efforts to identify high-risk… (More)


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@article{Arif1991ComplicationsOC, title={Complications of caustic ingestion.}, author={Arina Arif and Monroe S Karetzky}, journal={New Jersey medicine : the journal of the Medical Society of New Jersey}, year={1991}, volume={88 3}, pages={201-4} }