corrosive injury

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An injury of muco-cutaneous surfaces—e.g., eyes, oesophagus, skin—with tissue destruction due to direct contact with a strong acid—coagulation necrosis—or with a strong base—liquefactive necrosis
Epidemiology ±26,000/year, US

corrosive injury

Caustic injury, corrosion of tissue Public health An injury of mucocutaneous surfaces–eg, eyes, esophagus, skin, with tissue destruction due to direct contact with a strong acid–coagulation necrosis, or with a strong base–liquefactive necrosis Epidemiology ±26,000/yr–US, 1988
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4] In our cohort, we noted that the median number of dilatations was the highest for the caustic injury group.
In complex strictures, such as those seen after caustic injury, balloon dilators, which apply a radial force only, are favoured although there are no data to support this view.
The epithelial mucosa stayed intact for far longer than it should have--up to 3 weeks--if acid simply caused a caustic injury as the mechanism of cell death and replacement," Dr.
The results of upper endoscopy in this study showed that grade 3b injuries were the most common caustic injury (30.
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Loeb P, Nunez M; Caustic injury to upper gastrointestinal tract.
A child who has swallowed a mouthful of bleach and is crying is unlikely to suffer caustic injury She will probably vomit, as bleach is an effective emetic, but no action needs to be taken.
Although international literature denotes balloon dilatation to be superior to SGB in the management of benign oesophageal strictures in children,[1-7] especially as a result of caustic injury,[11] we noted no complications with either balloon or SGB dilatation techniques despite the aetiology.