Caustic ingestion and esophageal injury

J La State Med Soc. 1993 Apr;145(4):121-5.


This article reviews esophageal anatomy and the physiology of swallowing. A discussion of the epidemiology, pathology, evaluation, and management of patients with esophageal injury secondary to caustic ingestion is presented.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Burns, Chemical / diagnosis
  • Burns, Chemical / therapy*
  • Caustics / adverse effects*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Esophageal Stenosis / chemically induced*
  • Humans
  • Infant


  • Caustics