Successful Esophageal Replacement Surgery Post-corrosive in a 3-Year-Old with Esophageal Stricture

Cleopas Mutua Kaumbulu1, Awori Mark Nelson2, Rohini Patil1, Ahmed Mohamed Rafik2, James Ndung’u Muturi2

1.Gertrude's Children's Hospital

2.Kenyatta National Hospital

Correspondence to: Dr. Kaumbulu Cleopas; Email:


Accidental caustic ingestion in children though entirely preventable, continues to be present in developing countries. The gastrointestinal injuries following caustic ingestion in children ranges from mild to fatal in nature. Presentation of such children to the medical facility could be early or sometimes late with complications. Management is based on the type of injury and could range between medical conservative management to complex surgical procedures. Such complex surgeries are almost unavailable in developing countries. We present a 3-year-old, who presented to our facility with an esophageal stricture following accidental caustic ingestion four months prior to presentation. He had a failed stricture dilatation so needed to be managed surgically and subsequently had a good outcome, which is rare in developing countries.


Keywords: Post-corrosive Esophageal stricture, Esophageal replacement surgery

Ann Afr Surg. 2020; 17(2):80-84


Conflicts of Interest: None

Funding: None

© 2020 Author. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License


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