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July 1948

TOTAL STENOSIS OF THE ESOPHAGUS DUE TO LYE BURN

Author Affiliations

ANKARA, TURKEY
From the Turkish Army Post-Graduate Medical School and Gulhane Hospital, Ear, Nose and Throat Department; V. B. Ozan, M.D., director.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1948;48(1):83-85. doi:10.1001/archotol.1948.00690040090011

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Abstract

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.

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