Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2006 Dec;33(6):353-356.

A Case of Nonsurgical Treatment in Boerhaave's Syndorme during Diagnostic Endoscopy

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. jikim@catholic.ac.kr

Abstract

Boerhaave's syndrome is a rare spontaneous rupture of the esophagus that requires an immediate diagnosis and surgical repair. It might result from a severe and uncoordinated contraction of the esophagus and stomach. The rate of mortality and morbidity can increase with increasing time between the onset and treatment. In recent years, there have been some reports of non-surgical treatment in cases with perforation but with minimal symptoms and clinical evidence of the systemic effects such as sepsis. We experienced a case of Boerhaave's syndrome occurring during an endoscopic examination that was treated successfully using non-surgical measures.

Keyword

Boerhaave's syndrome; Esophageal rupture
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