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  1. Squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus. Patients who have experienced lye ingestion are at risk for developing squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus, which often occurs decades after the original caustic ingestion. Endoscopic surveillance in these patients is difficult because they often develop severe stricturing of the esophagus as a result of the primary ingestion. Lye ingestion is not a risk factor for the other malignancies listed.

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