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Table 4 The use of surgical intervention for CMI, according to survey respondents

From: Caustic ingestion management: world society of emergency surgery preliminary survey of expert opinion

Surgical intervention  
Surgery indication Peritonitis, free air, peritoneal free fluid 29 100 %
Depending on depth 3 10 %
Surgical approach Laparotomy 15 52 %
Possible laparoscopy 14 48 %
Reconstruction Not perform urgent surgery 20 69 %
If patient is stable, perform urgent surgery 9 31 %