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Surgical Approach to Chemical Burn Injuries of the Upper GI-Tract

  • H. Bartels
  • B. Ultsch
  • A. Erdt
  • G. Matthes
  • M. v. Clarmann
Conference paper
Part of the Archives of Toxicology book series (TOXICOLOGY, volume 5)

Abstract

After analysing 28 cases of ingestion of corrosive agents a regimen was developed for handling cases with caustic burns of the upper GI-tract. Emergency surgery was found to be indicated, if endoscopy revealed second degree or transmural burn injuries. The type of resection procedure is related to the extent of damage to the organ walls when explored by laparotomy.

Key words

Chemical burn injuries Alkali Acid Caustic burns Stomachwounds Emergency laparotomy Emergency endoscopy 

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© Springer-Verlag 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Bartels
    • 1
  • B. Ultsch
    • 1
  • A. Erdt
    • 1
  • G. Matthes
    • 2
  • M. v. Clarmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Surgery “Klinikum rechts der Isar”Technical University MunichFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Department of Surgery “Klinikum rechts der Isar”Technical University MunichMünchen 80Federal Republic of Germany

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