Boerhaave's syndrome


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Boerhaave's syndrome

(bo͝or′hä′vəz) or

Boerhaave syndrome

(-və)
n.
Complete and spontaneous rupture of the lower esophagus.
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Chronic presentation of Boerhaave's syndrome. BMC Gastroenterol 2010; 10:29.
Boerhaave's syndrome was first defined by a Dutch physician, Boerhaave, in 1704.
[8.] Rochford M, Kiernan TJ (2007) Images in emergency medicine, Boerhaave's syndrome (spontaneous esophageal rupture).
Successful employment of minimally invasive technique has also been shown recently in the management of Boerhaave's syndrome (8,9).
(3) The presence of air in the fascial spaces of the neck may also be seen in cases of deep-space infections, neoplasms, and spontaneous perforation of the esophagus (Boerhaave's syndrome).
Boerhaave's syndrome: analysis of the literature and report of 18 new cases.
In 2002 Landen and El Nakadi [11] reported a pilot series of minimally invasive repair in the setting of Boerhaave's syndrome with acceptable outcomes.
INTRODUCTION: Boerhaave's syndrome is a severe form of transmural tear with perforation of esophagus occurring in response to an acute increase in intra-abdominal pressure and accentuation of the intragastric-to-intrathoracic pressure gradient.
Boerhaave's syndrome was originally described by Hermann Boerhaave in 1724.
(10) Diagnostic tests such as esophagography and bronchoscopy are useful in ruling out traumatic or spontaneous esophageal (Boerhaave's syndrome) or bronchial tree ruptures.