Corrosive Ingestion



A boy who has just ingested drain cleaner. Can you manage him acutely? Are you competent enough to avoid long term complications?

  1. Activated Charcoal
  2. Broad-spectrum Antibiotics
  3. CT imaging for the grading of Esophageal Injury
  4. Clinical Presentation of Corrosive Ingestion
  5. Common Types of Corrosives Ingested
  6. Endoscopy in Corrosive Ingestion
  7. Grading of Esophageal Injury
  8. Indications for Emergency Surgery
  9. Indications for Emergency Tracheostomy in Corrosive Ingestion
  10. Intraluminal Stenting
  11. Late Complications of Corrosive Ingestion
  12. Nasogastric tubes in individuals with a stricture
  13. Neutralizing Corrosives
  14. Proton-pump Inhibitors
  15. Steroids
  16. Surgery in Esophageal Chemical Burns
  17. Treatment of Esophageal Strictures
  18. Treatment of Strictures
  19. Upper Airway Compromise
  20. When should doctors suspect child neglect?
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