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Citation

Blatnik DS, Toohill RJ, Lehman RH. Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol. 1977; 86(5 Pt 1): 611-615.

Copyright

(Copyright © 1977, Annals Publishing)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

911136

Abstract

Foreign bodies and alkali burns in the trachea and esophagus are potentially fatal. Some camera batteries contain 45% potassium hydroxide electrolyte which can leak and cause liquification necrosis upon tissue contact. This report describes a case of an alkali battery foreign body in the esophagus with a subsequent fatal course which was masked by steroid therapy. A discussion of corrosive burns of the esophagus, their etiology, clinical course and pathology is presented.


Language: en

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