Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  1999 Feb;32(2):198-200.

Esophageal Perforation Due to Pneumatic Pressure of Carbonated Beverage: Report of two cases

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, College of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University and Hospital.

Abstract

Esophageal perforation due to the air pressure generated by forcefully evaporating gas is seldomly reported. If the diagnosis is confined to the injury of the oral cavity and the pharynx, missing the injury of the esophagus, the result may be fatal. Cases like this must be managed by early diagnosis and appropriate surgical intervention. The most important thing for early diagnosis is suspicion of esophageal injury from history and physical examination. We report two cases of esophageal pneumatic perforation caused by an explosive gas from the carbonated beverage bottle.

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Esophageal phforation
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