Corrosive oesophagitis

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou

Presentation

History of caustic ingestion 2 months ago followed by dysphagia and odynophagia.

Patient Data

Age: 5 years old
Gender: Male
Fluoroscopy

Long segment esophageal stricture with no extra luminal leakage of contrast. Few air bubbles are seen as lucent filling defects.

Case Discussion

Corrosive ingestion can harm the esophagus without the stomach as the gastric acid can neutralize the alkalinity of the caustic substances. The severity depends on the time of contact between the esohpageal mucosa and the agent as well as the concentration of the caustic substance.

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Case information

rID: 27702
Case created: 14th Feb 2014
Last edited: 13th Mar 2016
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