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November 1968


Author Affiliations

Ass't Professor of ENT Clinic Szczecin, Poland

Arch Otolaryngol. 1968;88(5):570. doi:10.1001/archotol.1968.00770010572022

To the Editor.—In an article "Skin Grafting of Experimental Lye Stricture" the authors R. C. Harrison and N. Kubota, (Arch Otolaryng87:405-410 [April] 1968) reported a well-documented trial of treatment of the experimental esophageal bums by skin grafting. Although these efforts in man failed, nevertheless the idea seemed to be very interesting and valuable. I wanted only to complete the authors' references by a report of myself.1 In this report I presented six cases of acute lye esophageal burns treated by skin grafting and one case of chronic esophagitis in which the condition was changed by electrocoagulations of scars to the acute one. The method of grafting was the same as presented by Harrison and Kubota. In two cases the skin grafting was clinically successful, in one confirmed histologically. The end results, however, were discouraging, because even in cases of successful skin grafting the prolonged dilatations were

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