When is surgical consultation indicated for the treatment 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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Answer

Obtain a surgical consultation when amy of the following are expected or observed:

  • Perforation
  • Mediastinitis
  • Peritonitis

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