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Benign Corrosive Stricture Excision by Lateral Pharyngotomy

Ravi Meher, Tripti Brar, PK Rathore, Virad Aggarwal, Aditi

Citation Information : Meher R, Brar T, Rathore P, Aggarwal V, A. Benign Corrosive Stricture Excision by Lateral Pharyngotomy. Int J Phonosurg Laryngol 2011; 1 (2):82-83.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10023-1021

Published Online: 01-12-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Benign corrosive lesion of aerodigestive tract is difficult to treat. We report a case of a 3-year-old male child who accidentally ingested acid and presented to the emergency a few hours later with difficulty in breathing and dysphagia. He was admitted and underwent a tracheotomy. A feeding jejunostomy was also done. The patient was then planned for an endoscopic examination followed by a lateral pharyngotomy. A few weeks later, a bougie dilatation of the esophageal stricture was done and the dysphagia was relieved.

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