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Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery > Volume 25(1); 1982 > Article
Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 1982;25(1): 136-46.
Clinical Study of Corrosive Esophagitis
Won Sang Lee, MD, Seung Kyu Chung, MD, Hong Shik Choi, MD, Sang Ki Kim, MD, Kwang Moon Kim, MD, and Won Pyo Hong, MD (Director : Prof. Gill Ryoung Kim, MD)
Department of Otolaryngology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
부식성 식도염에 대한 임상적 고찰
이원상 · 정승규 · 최홍식 · 김상기 · 김광문 · 홍원표
연세대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실 (指導 : 김기령 교수)

With the improvement of living standard and educational level of the people, there is an increasing awareness about the dangers of toxic substances and lethal drugs. In addition to the above, the governmental control of these substances has led to a progressive decrease in the accidents with corrosive substances. However there are still sporadic incidences of suicidal attempts with these substances due to the unbalance between the cultural development in society and individual emotion. The problem is explained by the fact that there is a variety of corrosive agents easily available to the people due to the considerable industrial development and industrialization. Salzer(1920), Bokey(1924) were pioneers on the subject of the corrosive esophagitis and esophageal stenosis by dilatation method. Since then there had been a continuing improvement on the subject with researches on various acid(Pitkin, 1935, Carmody, 1936) and alkali(Tree, 1942, Tucker, 1951) corrosive agents, and the use of steroid(Spain, 1950) and antibiotics. Recently, early esophagoscopic examination is emphasized on the purpose of determining the way of the treatment in corrosive esophagitis patients. In order to find the effective treatment of such patients in future, the authors selected 96 corrosive esophagitis patients who were admitted and treated at the ENT department of Severance Hospital from January, 1971 to January, 1981 to attempt a clinical study.

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