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Gastric outlet obstruction as a late complication of formaldehyde ingestion: a case report. Am J Gastroenterol 1999 Aug;94(8):2289-91

Date

08/13/1999

Pubmed ID

10445565

DOI

10.1111/j.1572-0241.1999.01316.x

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-0033179766   15 Citations

Abstract

A patient who ingested formaldehyde in a suicide attempt is described. Although early clinical and endoscopic manifestations appeared relatively mild, after several weeks the patient developed signs and symptoms suggestive of gastric outlet obstruction that eventually required surgical intervention. Formaldehyde ingestion has only rarely been described in the literature. Formaldehyde is a corrosive that can produce late sequelae, similar to the more common ingestion of acids and alkali.

Author List

Hawley CK, Harsch HH

Author

Harold H. Harsch MD Professor in the Psychiatry department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Administration, Oral
Adult
Combined Modality Therapy
Female
Formaldehyde
Gastrectomy
Gastric Outlet Obstruction
Gastroscopy
Humans
Parenteral Nutrition, Total
Recurrence
Suicide, Attempted