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Indications and Contraindications for Performing Endoscopy After Ingestion of an Alkali

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Gastroenterology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A person who swallows an alkali may develop a caustic burn of the esophagus and stomach. Endoscopy can be helpful in determining the optimum management but should only be used when appropriate.

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