Management of corrosive injuries of the upper gastrointestinal tract. Our experience in 58 patients

Robustelli, Umberto and Bellotti, Roberto and Scardi, Francesco and Fortunato Armellino, M. and De Masi, Alessandro and Forner, Anna Lucia and Riccio, Elisabetta and Manguso, Francesco (2011) Management of corrosive injuries of the upper gastrointestinal tract. Our experience in 58 patients. Il giornale di chirurgia, 32 (4). pp. 188-193. ISSN 1971-145X

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Background. The ingestion of caustic substances is one of the most difficult conditions to be treated in Emergency Department. Patients and methods. The medical records of patients with caustic ingestion and hospitalized from 2003 to 2008 at the Division of General Emergency Surgery with Polyspecialistic Observation of AORN "A. Cardarelli "in Naples, have been revalued. Results. From 2003 to 2008, 58 patients with caustic ingestion were admitted to our Division. Ten of these patients (17.24%) underwent surgery. Six patients underwent oesophageal and gastric resection with cervical esophagostomy and alimentary digiunostomy in emergency; two underwent exploratory laparotomy, two had gastroenteroanastomosis for antropyloric stenosis. One patient underwent new operation for a complication. In total, three reconstructions of oesophagus with colon were performed . Of the six patients undergoing esofagogastrectomy, two died in the first postoperative day, but four have passed the acute phase. Conclusions. There is no universally accepted diagnostic and therapeutic procedure for the management of these patients, who are often left - as it appears in literature - to the personal experience of the surgeon who is dealing with this situation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Caustic ingestion - Esophageal caustic burns - Esophagogastrectomy - Esophageal reconstruction
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia
Depositing User: Nadia Del Gobbo
Date Deposited: 04 May 2016 10:33
Last Modified: 04 May 2016 10:33

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