Corrosive substance ingestion: a review.

  title={Corrosive substance ingestion: a review.},
  author={L P Goldman and Jean M Weigert},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={79 2},
Patients who ingest caustic substances continue to pose difficult problems in diagnosis and management. Flexible endoscopy and radiological studies have helped to delineate the extent of damage caused by corrosives. Management techniques have been directed toward avoiding the development of esophageal strictures. Although a number of nonsurgical techniques are available, i.e., stenting, anticollagen agents, antibiotics, and corticosteroids none has been evaluated in well-controlled studies. In… CONTINUE READING

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