Ingestion of corrosives with accidental or suicidal intent is a common problem in Sri Lanka. Management options and outcomes of corrosive injuries on stomach are not well documented in our setting. The clinical presentation, complications and management outcomes of nine patients with corrosive injury to stomach are presented. Gastric outlet obstruction seen in majority, was managed with bypass procedure (n=5) or resection (n=4). The outcomes of management were successful with both methods.
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Wijeratne, T., Ratnatunga, C., Dharrmapala, A. and Samarasinghe, T., 2015. Corrosive acid injury of the stomach. Ceylon Medical Journal, 60(1), pp.25–27. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v60i1.6939