Esophagus
Esophagitis
Chemical (corrosive)

Author: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 11 January 2018, last major update September 2012

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PubMed Search: Chemical corrosive esophagitis[TIAB]

Cite this page: Weisenberg, E. Chemical (corrosive) esophagitis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/esophaguschemical.html. Accessed July 21st, 2018.
Epidemiology
  • Children or adults
Etiology
Clinical features
  • Complications: stricture, Barrett esophagus, rarely squamous cell carcinoma
Treatment
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Reaction to caustic injury

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Mucosal or transmural injury with hemorrhage, necrosis and possible bacterial infection