Corrosive esophagitis

Case contributed by Dr Farhad Farzam

Presentation

Caustic ingestion 50 days ago. Dysphagia since then.

Patient Data

Age: 18 years
Gender: Female
Barium

Long segment narrowing of the esophagus with irregular outlines and multiple strictures.

Mild aspiration of contrast material into the tracheobronchial tree. 

The stomach appears grossly spared. 

Case Discussion

In the chronic stage of corrosive esophagitis features such as esophageal narrowing, irregularity and multiple strictures are evident. 

On the first image mild aspiration of the study, contrast material is seen during the procedure; however, no contrast extravasation is present.  

The stomach appears grossly spared, which suggests an alkali agent rather than acidic was ingested. 

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Case information

rID: 70216
Published: 8th Aug 2019
Last edited: 28th Jan 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Kabul University of Medical Science