Esophageal and Gastric Stricture Formation Following Corrosive Ingestion in Our Local Population

Esophageal and Gastric Stricture Formation


  • Asfand-e-Yar Khan Primary Health Services, Nowshera, Pakistan
  • Sadaf Abdullah MTI Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • . Kamran Primary Health Services, Charsadda, Pakistan
  • Zubair Ejaz Primary Health Services, Nowshera, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Sohail Primary Health Services, Mardan, Pakistan
  • Abubakkar Alam Alkhidmat Hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Inam Ullah Primary Health Services, Mardan, Pakistan
  • Syeda Rubina Gillani Primary Health Services, Nowshera, Pakistan



Esophageal and Gastric Stricture Formation


Corrosive substances are defined as chemicals which cause injury upon coming in contact with living tissues such as the skin, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract and eyes. These include acids, alkalis, oxidizing agents, hydrocarbons among others. Objective: To determine the frequency and difference in the frequency of upper gastrointestinal stricture formation following corrosive ingestion in the gastroenterology unit of Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar. Methods: This cross- sectional study was held in the Gastroenterology unit of Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar from 16th July, 2019 to 16th Jan, 2019. Detailed history was taken from the patient and the container of the chemical ingested was examined to find out the duration since ingestion, amount of chemical ingested, and the type of chemical ingested (acid or alkali). Results: Mean and SD for age was 35 ± 5.55. Mean and SDs for duration since ingestion. Mean and SDs for amount of corrosive ingestion was 24 ± 1.54. 50 (34.48%) patients were recorded in 10-25 years’ age group and 95 (65.51%) patients were recorded in 26-40 years’ age group. 97 (66.89%) patients were male, and 48 (33.10%) patients were female. 41 (28.27%) patients had acidic corrosion and 104 (71.72%) patients had alkali corrosion. As per frequencies and percentages for stricture formation, 57 (39.31%) patients had stricture formation. Conclusions: Although the mortality and morbidity of corrosive gastric injuries is high, the key to improve the survival is early identification of perforation, maintenance of nutrition and control of sepsis.


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DOI: 10.54393/pjhs.v4i03.635
Published: 2023-03-31

How to Cite

Khan, A.- e-Y. ., Abdullah, S. ., Kamran, ., Ejaz, Z. ., Sohail, M. ., Alam, A. ., Ullah, I. ., & Gillani, S. R. . (2023). Esophageal and Gastric Stricture Formation Following Corrosive Ingestion in Our Local Population: Esophageal and Gastric Stricture Formation. Pakistan Journal of Health Sciences, 4(03), 68–72.



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