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Dig Dis Sci. 1992 Dec;37(12):1918-21.

Esophageal hematoma and tear requiring emergency surgical intervention. A case report and literature review.

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Division of Gastroenterology, Veterans Administration Hospital, White River Junction, Vermont.

Abstract

Esophageal hematoma is a disorder characterized by the sudden development of pain, hematemesis, or dysphagia, commonly with minimal precipitant. We present the case of 59-year-old man with esophageal hematoma, precipitated by eating, with massive hematemesis requiring surgical intervention. A review of 31 additional cases in the literature since 1980 is discussed. The Mallory-Weiss syndrome and Boerhaave syndrome are distinct entities with some clinical similarities.

PMID:
1473441
DOI:
10.1007/bf01308089
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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