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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3-9

Corrosive esophageal stricture :a 25 year saga

A, Gorky Terrace, Kolkata, 700 017, India

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SK Chatterjee
A, Gorky Terrace, Kolkata, 700 017
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ABSTRACT: The saga of a boy who swallowed corrosive in 1975 when he was 16 months old is described. He had, over a period of 22 years, 52 dilatations, 2 episodes of perforation and 3 major operations to restore normal swallowing. He finally agreed to a permanent gastrostomy in 1998. This operation restored his health and improved the state of his esophagus. It has enabled him to keep away from surgeons over the last 4 years and maintain his nutrition, partly by oral and partly by gastrostomy feeds. It is felt that the place of permanent gastrostomy in the management of severe corrosive stricture of the upper esophagus is greatly underestimated.

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