What are the late-developing complications of caustic ingestions?

Updated: Dec 09, 2020
  • Author: Derrick Lung, MD, MPH, FACEP, FACMT; Chief Editor: David Vearrier, MD, MPH  more...
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In patients who survive the initial phases of injury, late-developing problems include the following:

  • Strictures
  • Fistula
  • Hypomotility disorders
  • Increased risk of gastrointestinal cancers

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