oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Full-thickness oesophageal burns with perforation

Volume 33, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Aggressive surgical management of full-thickness oesophageal burns reduces the morbidity and mortality associated with this potentially lethal condition. This regime is the only method of making a firm diagnosis, and hence, instituting adequate treatment for full-thickness oesophago-gastric necrosis which could occur in any patient after ingestion of caustic material. A case of severe full-thickness oesophageal burns in a 23 year-old man successfully treated by early oesophagoscopy, oesophagectomy, oesophagostomy. feeding gastrostomy, followed by isoperistaltic right colon bypass is reported.

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