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Oropharyngeal and laryngeal burn resulting from exposure to endoscope disinfectant: A case report

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September 26, 2008
by Andrew J. Senchak, DO, Jennifer Bager, MD, and Benjamin Cable, MD


Iatrogenic injury from medical disinfectants is an uncommon but potentially devastating complication. We report an unusual, but severe, upper aerodigestive complication from the use of ortho-Phthalaldehyde solution, a commonly used endoscope disinfectant.

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