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Corrosive injury to the GI tract in adults: a practical approach.

Authors
  • Atiq, Muslim
  • Kibria, Rizwan E
  • Dang, Shyam
  • Patel, Dhaval H
  • Ali, Syed A
  • Beck, Gregory
  • Aduli, Farshad
Type
Published Article
Journal
Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2009
Volume
3
Issue
6
Pages
701–709
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1586/egh.09.56
PMID: 19929589
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Corrosive injury to the GI tract still poses great challenges with regards to the initial evaluation triage, as well as the optimization of medical management. Although relatively uncommon in the adult population, these injuries can cause significant morbidity and serious sequelae of complications, such as esophageal strictures and cancer. Prompt recognition of the process and aggressive measures towards the stabilization of the patient are key to a favorable outcome.

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