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August 1930


Author Affiliations


From the Departments of Pathology and Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, and the Cook County Hospital Laboratories.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1930;46(2):342-357. doi:10.1001/archinte.1930.00140140180013

The immediate effects of corrosive poisoning are well known by the general profession and are fully treated in books on toxicology. The remote results of corrosive ingestion with regard to the esophagus are likewise well understood and extensively dealt with in both periodicals and texts. Concerning gastric sequelae of corrosive poisoning, however, little has been written, especially in the English language. A careful search through the medical indexes for the past fifteen years published in this country or Great Britain yielded few references to late gastric lesions following corrosive poisoning. Halstead1 told briefly of a midgastric stenosis with obliteration of the pyloric canal following the ingestion of sulphuric acid. Vinson and Hartman2 discussed a case in which esophageal stenosis effectively treated by dilatation was followed within six months by pyloric stenosis which led to death. Vinson and Harrington3 reported a case of cicatricial obstruction of the stomach following poisoning with

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