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THE CASE to be reported is one in which a totally stenosed portion of the esophagus was reopened and dilated, without any complication, under fluoroscopic and retrograde esophagoscopic guidance.
REPORT OF A CASE
M. S., a 29 year old white mine worker accidentally swallowed lye. Gastric lavages were given by a local physician as first aid treatment. The patient was able to take some food during the first days following the accident, but in a short time the passage leading to the stomach was closed by progressive stricture. This condition was diagnosed on the twentieth day, after he was admitted to a local hospital. The patient was then transferred to the Numune Hospital, in Ankara.The patient was hospitalized for twenty-three days in the ear, nose and throat ward, and peroral dilation was tried, which was not successful. He stated that no bougie could be passed more than 27 cm.
KARATAY S. TOTAL STENOSIS OF THE ESOPHAGUS DUE TO LYE BURN. Arch Otolaryngol. 1948;48(1):83–85. doi:10.1001/archotol.1948.00690040090011
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