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VOLUME 8,ISSUE 2
April - June 2019
 
Abstract

An Uncommon Presentation of Boerhaave’s syndrome: A case Report

Atul Kumar, Kusum V Shah, Arti D Shah, Bhupendra Vala, BVS Apoorva, Anchal Jain

1 Resident, Dept of Respiratory Medicine, S.B.K.S. Medical Institute and Research Centre, Vadodara
2 Professor, Dept of Respiratory Medicine, S.B.K.S. Medical Institute and Research Centre, Vadodara
3 Professor& HOD, Dept of Respiratory Medicine, S.B.K.S. Medical Institute and Research Centre, Vadodara
4 Sr.Resident, Dept of Respiratory Medicine, S.B.K.S. Medical Institute and Research Centre, Vadodara

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Although rare, Boerhaave’s syndrome can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. It was first described by Herman Boerhaave in 1724. Boerhaave’s syndrome is spontaneous transmural perforation of esophagus. Classical presentation is Mackler’s triad , consisting of vomiting, lower thoracic pain and subcutaneous emphysema, however this classical triad is rarely found. Other findings are pleural effusion and tachypnoea. Today,Boerhaave’s syndrome accounts for approximately 15% of all cases of esophageal rupture.

Keywords: Esophageal perforation, Mediastinitis, Pleural effusion


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