Korean J Gastroenterol.  1998 Dec;32(6):834-838.

Nonsurgical Treatment of Boerhaave's Syndrome

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Soon Chun Hyang University College of Medicine, Cheonan Hospital, Cheonan, Korea.

Abstract

Spontaneous ruture of the esophagus, Boerhaave's syndrome, was first described by Herman Boer haave. Such rupture are rare and usually occur during vomiting, with incoordinate esophageal contrac tion. Its diagnosis is frequently made late, which leads to high motalilty. We have experienced one case of Boerhaave's syndrome which was treated successfully by nonsurgical measures including closed thoracostomy, antibiotics, and hyperalimentation. The patient had no complication and dis charged with good condition.

Keyword

Boerhaave's syndrome; Spontaneous esophageal rupture

MeSH Terms

Anti-Bacterial Agents
Diagnosis
Esophagus
Humans
Rupture
Thoracostomy
Vomiting
Anti-Bacterial Agents
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