The protective and anti-inflammatory effect of methylene blue in corrosive esophageal burns: An experimental study.
Şen Tanrıkulu, Ceren; Tanrıkulu, Yusuf; Kılınç, Fahriye; Bahadır, Burak; Can, Murat; Köktürk, Fürüzan; Kefeli, Ayşe
In developing countries, esophageal burns are quite common. They are caused by the ingestion of corrosive substances that may lead to esophageal perforation in the short-term and stricture formation in the long-term. Prevention of stricture progression in the esophagus is the main aim of the treatment for corrosive esophageal burns. We aimed to investigate the protective and anti-inflammatory effects of methylene blue (MB) treatment on corrosive esophageal burns.