TWO CASES of pyloric obstruction associated with stricture of the esophagus following ingestion of lye aroused interest in the coexistence of these two lesions resulting from such trauma.
Although medical literature makes frequent reference to esophageal stricture following ingestion of lye and to pyloric obstruction following ingestion of acids, the finding that the two lesions have occurred in the same patient as a result of ingestion of either of these two caustic agents apparently is uncommon. Particularly is it difficult to find the two lesions mentioned as following ingestion of lye.
A careful search of the American literature of the last twenty-five years reveals only 1 case, reported by Vinson and Hartman,1 of esophageal stricture and pyloric obstruction resulting from ingestion of lye. In 1 other case, reported by Boikan and Singer,2 pyloric obstruction followed ingestion of lye, but there was no stricture of the esophagus, as proved later by
BOLSTAD DS. PYLORIC OBSTRUCTION AND STRICTURE OF THE ESOPHAGUS FOLLOWING INGESTION OF LYE (SODIUM HYDROXIDE MIXED WITH SODIUM CARBONATE). Arch Otolaryngol. 1948;47(2):180–184. doi:10.1001/archotol.1948.00690030189011