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Am J Gastroenterol. 1999 Aug;94(8):2282-4.

Spontaneous intramural hematoma of the esophagus.

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Department of Radiology, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.


Spontaneous intramural hematoma of the esophagus (SIHE) is a rare condition, usually presenting with severe acute chest pain. Vomiting, dysphagia, odynophagia, and hematemesis may appear later. We herein report a case of this disease in a patient treated with low doses of aspirin, and review the literature for possible etiologies for this condition. In addition, we compare the utility of the various diagnostic modalities in this uncommon condition.

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