Clinico-epidemiological Study of Caustic Substance Ingestion Accidents in Children in Anatolia: The DROOL Score as a New Prognostic Tool

Uygun I. , Aydogdu B., Okur M. H. , Arayici Y., Celik Y., Ozturk H., ...Daha Fazla

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, cilt.112, sa.5, ss.346-354, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 112 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00015458.2012.11680850
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.346-354


Background : To examine the clinico-epidemiological details of paediatric caustic substance ingestion (CSI) accidents in Turkey. To present the new DROOL Score (DS), which the authors developed based on the severity and duration of initial signs and symptoms (ISSs) to predict oesophageal stricture (OS) without endoscopy, and to present our management protocol based on immediate feeding, early detection, and oesophageal balloon dilatation (OBD) of OS with no barium study.