Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2006 Jul;39(7):569-571.

Spontaneous Intramural Esophageal Dissection Occurred in Middle Aged Woman: One Case Experience

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Kosin University College of Medicine, Korea. srcho@kosinmed.or.kr

Abstract

Intramural dissection of the esophagus is rare esophageal disorder which has been seen predominantly in women in their seventh or eighth decade and presents as acute chest pain, accompanied by dysphagia. The etiology of this disorder remain uncertain and the diagnosis is made by esophageal endoscopy, contrast esophagography, or both. Patient with this disorder is best managed conservatively with nothing by mouth and intravenous hydration.

Keyword

Esophageal disease; Dissection

MeSH Terms

Chest Pain
Deglutition Disorders
Diagnosis
Endoscopy
Esophageal Diseases
Esophagus
Female
Humans
Middle Aged*
Mouth
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