Q ) False regarding Caustic injury to Esophagus
a) Gastric lavage not done as it increases the chances of more injury
b) Neutralising agents not given as it produces more injury than preventing it
c) Milk and albumin not given as it causes more damage
d) Activated charcoal not given as it doesn’t effectively absorb alkali
In caustic injuries to the esophagus, early decisions have to be taken. The involvement of surgeon should be done early and patient should be placed under close monitoring.
Blind nasogastric and orogastric tubes should not be inserted and initially CT of chest and abdomen with contrast should be done to guide the subsequent procedures. Read on