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Peptic ulceration of the oesophagus following corrosive burns
  1. Joseph Imre,
  2. Geoffrey Wooler
  1. 1st Surgical Clinic, Medical University, Szeged, Hungary
  2. General Infirmary at Leeds, Leeds, Yorkshire


    Ten cases of combined corrosive and peptic strictures of the oesophagus have been described. The peptic stricture of the oesophagus occurred 20 to 50 years after the corrosive burn. The authors believe that the hiatal hernia was due to the contraction of the fibrotic wall of the oesophagus, and therefore they prefer to call it a traction hiatal hernia. The operation of choice in these cases is the resection of the fibrotic oesophagus and replacement by jejunal loop or colic segment. There has been no mortality in this series of 10 patients.

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