Caustic Material Ingestion Injuries- Paradigm Shift in Diagnosis and TreatmentAmit Katz1* and Yoram Kluger2
- Corresponding Author:
- Amit Katz, MD
Department of General Thoracic Surgery
Rambam Health Care Campus
E mail: [email protected]
Citation: Katz A, Kluger Y (2015) Caustic Material Ingestion Injuries- Paradigm Shift in Diagnosis and Treatment. Health Care Current Reviews 3:152. doi:10.4172/2375-4273.1000152
Copyright: © 2015 Katz A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Despite efforts to reduce exposure to corrosive household products there are still 5,000 new cases of severe caustic material ingestion injuries (CMI) in the United States each year. If managed inappropriately the associated morbidity and mortality are substantial. In this review we will try to highlight the clinical presentation, diagnostic and management of caustic material ingestion injuries. We will focused on the current trends in the evaluation and management of patients that become more conservative compared to previous decades.