Esophageal injuries due to aluminum phosphide tablet poisoning in India.

@article{Darbari2008EsophagealID,
  title={Esophageal injuries due to aluminum phosphide tablet poisoning in India.},
  author={Anshuman Darbari and Shekhar Tandon and Sushant Chaudhary and Manu Bharadwaj and Ambrish Kumar and Gyan Prakash Singh},
  journal={Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals},
  year={2008},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={298-300}
}
Aluminum phosphide is a lethal systemic poison with 80%-90% mortality. Survivors have taken either a very small amount or the tablet had been exposed to air, rendering it less toxic, but often causing severe esophageal injuries. The presentation and treatment of 11 cases of esophageal injury due to aluminum phosphide are described. Ten patients had esophageal stricture, and 1 had tracheoesophageal fistula with stricture. Endoscopic bougie dilatation was sufficient in 7 patients, and surgical… CONTINUE READING