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Ear Nose Throat J. 1991 May;70(5):318-20.

Spontaneous perforation of the pharynx/esophagus.


Spontaneous perforation of the pharynx/esophagus is an unusual and probably under-diagnosed condition. This small series of patients demonstrating consistent clinical and radiological evidence of this condition suggests that it may be more common than has previously been supposed. It appears that in the majority of cases where the site of rupture occurs in the pharynx or upper esophagus that a self resolving clinical picture normally occurs.

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