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Experimental studies on caustic burns of the stomach by aggressive chemicals.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2105521     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The treatment of caustic burns of the stomach in childhood by acids, alkalis and especially soldering fluids has remained without any clear concept so far. Surgical treatment consists of therapy of acute complications or late sequelae. Early endoscopy enables one to decide between conservative treatment and early laparotomy. Animal experiments were performed in albino rats for the development of a therapeutic concept. Because of its amphoteric and aggressive nature, soldering fluid zinc dissolved in 33-50 M saline) was used as the caustic substance. Clear demarcation and tissue changes can be recognized after 6-8 h, at the earliest. Laparotomy aiming at protective plication or atypical gastric resection should be performed at that time, if endoscopy reveals a third-degree caustic burn of the stomach.
Authors:
J Wit; L Noack; K Gdanietz; K Vorpahl
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Progress in pediatric surgery     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0079-6654     ISO Abbreviation:  Prog Pediatr Surg     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-03-09     Completed Date:  1990-03-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9814248     Medline TA:  Prog Pediatr Surg     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  68-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Paediatric Surgical Clinic, Klinikum Berlin-Buch, German Democratic Republic.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Burns, Chemical / diagnosis,  surgery,  therapy*
Caustics* / adverse effects
Child
Gastrectomy
Humans
Laparotomy
Rats
Stomach / injuries*
Time Factors
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Caustics

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