caustic ingestion


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caustic ingestion

Exposure of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, or trachea to acids or alkalis, with resulting tissue damage.
See: burn of aerodigestive tract
See also: ingestion
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e third decade where caustic ingestion was due to a suicide attempt in majority of patients.
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Caustic ingestion was noted to be higher in males (52%), with oesophageal reflux disease predominating in female patients (24% v.
The average number of dilatations per child was 6 for oesophageal atresia and 11 for caustic ingestion.
1-4,8] Although diferent aetiological factors cause such strictures, two main categories exist,[4] namely strictures post surgical repair of oesophageal atresia (OA) - with or without trachea-oesophageal istula - and others, of which caustic ingestion and gastrooesophageal reflux disease predominate.