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J Accid Emerg Med. 1999 May;16(3):235-6.

Boerhaave's syndrome presenting as tension pneumothorax.

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Accident and Emergency Department, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.

Abstract

Boerhaave's syndrome can present initially as a case of tension pneumothorax. Mortality rate with delayed treatment is very high, therefore diagnosis should be made rapidly in the emergency department. Multidisciplinary cooperation, immediate radiological confirmation, prompt aggressive resuscitation, and surgical intervention offer the best chance of survival.

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PMID:
10353061
PMCID:
PMC1343349
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