Pediatr Surg Int 2022 Mar 9;38(3):505-512. Epub 2022 Jan 9.
Department of Paediatric Surgery, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, 800 Vusi Mzimela Street, Cato Manor, Durban, 4091, South Africa.
Purpose: Considering that clinical presentation and gastrointestinal tract (GIT) injuries post-caustic ingestion vary in children, this study aims to establish whether a correlation exists between clinical presentation and endoscopic findings.
Methods: This retrospective study comprised patients referred to a paediatric surgical unit between 2016 and 2018 within 72 h post-caustic ingestion. Data collected included caustic agents ingested, clinical presentation, endoscopic findings and management. Read More