Boerhaave Syndrome after Excess Water Consumption


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Gullupinar B., Limon G., Ersoy G., Yanturalı S.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE, vol.6, no.2, pp.233-235, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4328/jcam.889
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.233-235
  • Keywords: Boerhaave Syndrome, Spontaneous Esophageal Perforation, Surgery Therapy, SPONTANEOUS RUPTURE, PERFORATIONS, ESOPHAGUS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Boerhaave syndrome is full-thickness perforation of the esophagus after forceful retching and emesis. The most common etiological factor is emesis. It's classic finding is Mackler triad which includes vomiting, chest pain and subcutaneus emphysema. Rapid diagnosis and treatment is important in order to prevent life-threatining complications. We reported a rare case that came to the emergency department complaining of chest pain and shortness of breath and diagnosed as Boerhaave syndrome.