Send to

Choose Destination
Int J Clin Pract Suppl. 2005 Apr;(147):43-4.

Spontaneous rupture of the cervical oesophagus following nose blowing: a case report.

Author information

Otolaryngology Department, York Hospital, Wigginton Road, York, UK.


Spontaneous rupture of the oesophagus is a rare event. Most have been reported in association with oesophageal carcinoma, peptic ulceration and alcohol abuse followed by forceful episode of vomiting. We, however, report a case of spontaneous rupture of the oesophagus in an otherwise healthy individual with no history of alcohol intake, as a consequence of blowing of the nose.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Loading ...
Support Center