Accidental acid ingestion in children: case series and literature review


  • Bijay Kumar Suman Department of Paediatric surgery, AIIMS, Patna, Bihar, India
  • Ram Jeewan Singh Department of Paediatric surgery, AIIMS, Patna, Bihar, India
  • Amit Kumar Sinha Department of Paediatric surgery, AIIMS, Patna, Bihar, India
  • Bindey Kumar Department of Paediatric surgery, AIIMS, Patna, Bihar, India
  • Shweta Department of General surgery, National medical college, Birgunj, Nepal



Acid, Children, Gastric outlet obstruction, Heineke Mikulicz pyloroplasty, Pyloric stricture


Acid ingestion in children is a common problem in developing countries. Immediate complications of acid ingestion are oesophageal perforation, laryngeal trauma, bleeding and fistula formation but stricture is a delayed complication. Gastric outlet obstruction is known complication of acids and surgery is the mainstay of treatment. Heineke-Mikulicz pyloroplasty was done in five cases without complications and the outcomes were satisfactory.


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