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Corrosive acid injury of the stomach

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T Wijeratne ,

Teaching Hospital Peradeniya, LK
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Surgical Unit
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C Ratnatunga,

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, LK
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Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medical Sciences
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A Dharrmapala,

Teaching Hospital Peradeniya, LK
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Surgical Unit
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T Samarasinghe

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, LK
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Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medical Sciences
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Abstract

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.

Ceylon Medical Journal 2015; 60: 25-27

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v60i1.6939

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v60i1.6939
How to Cite: Wijeratne, T. et al., (2015). Corrosive acid injury of the stomach. Ceylon Medical Journal. 60(1), pp.25–27. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v60i1.6939
Published on 17 Mar 2015.
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