Ugeskr Læger 2017;179:V11160818
Evaluation and treatment of patients after caustic ingestion
This article presents recommendations regarding early management of patients after intake of corrosive chemicals, based on best evidence and clinical experience. Risk assessment built on clinical history, presentation and endoscopy is discussed as well as initial treatment, surgical appraisal and observation. Controversy still surrounds the need for endoscopy in asymptomatic patients, the use of computed tomography in assessing the severity of lesions as well as pharmacological treatment for preventing strictures.