Metastatic abscess as a complication of retrograde esophageal dilatation

E. Rontal, W. Meyerhoff, A. J. Duvall

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Abstract

Retrograde dilatation of the esophagus for lye stricture has resulted in two patients with metastatic abscesses. One patient developed a brain abscess and the other a septic arthritis. It is postulated that: the pressure from esophageal dilatation may result in microscopic perforation and/or bacteremia, and that high dose steroid treatment facilitated bacterial seeding by impeding the formation of protective scar tissue. It is therefore felt that a longer time duration should lapse between termination of steroid therapy and the dilatation of an esophageal stricture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)643-648
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
Volume82
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1973

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Abscess
Dilatation
Lye
Steroids
Esophageal Stenosis
Infectious Arthritis
Brain Abscess
Bacteremia
Esophagus
Cicatrix
Pathologic Constriction
Pressure
Therapeutics

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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Metastatic abscess as a complication of retrograde esophageal dilatation. / Rontal, E.; Meyerhoff, W.; Duvall, A. J.

In: Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, Vol. 82, No. 5, 1973, p. 643-648.

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Rontal, E. ; Meyerhoff, W. ; Duvall, A. J. / Metastatic abscess as a complication of retrograde esophageal dilatation. In: Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology. 1973 ; Vol. 82, No. 5. pp. 643-648.
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