Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Endoscopy. 2001 Oct;33(10):894-7.

Successful treatment of Boerhaave's syndrome with endoscopic insertion of a self-expandable metallic stent: report of three cases and a review of the literature.

Author information

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Gachon Medical School, Inchon, Korea.

Abstract

Boerhaave's syndrome is a rare but life-threatening condition which presents a diagnostic as well as therapeutic challenge. Early diagnosis and prompt surgical repair are critical for survival; however late recognition of esophageal rupture is not unusual. A variety of nonsurgical approaches have been proposed, particularly in the case of delayed diagnosis. In recent years, the insertion of a metallic stent has been described as a promising modality in the treatment of spontaneous esophageal rupture. We report three cases of Boerhaave's syndrome treated with self-expandable metallic stents and review previously published cases.

PMID:
11571689
DOI:
10.1055/s-2001-17325
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart, New York
    Loading ...
    Support Center