esophageal perforation


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esophageal perforation

GI disease A defect in the esophagus where the lumen communicates with the thoracic cavity
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Endoscopic vacuum therapy in the late diagnosed iatrogenic esophageal perforation: The convenience of using fluoroscopy.
Esophageal perforations most often occur as a result of iatrogenic injury during surgery or endoscopy.
Zimmerli, "Invasive candidiasis complicating spontaneous esophageal perforation (Boerhaave syndrome)," American Journal of Gastroenterology, vol.
Long standing esophageal perforation secondary to foreign body impaction in the chest and severe sepsis has not been reported in literature.
With the high morbidity and mortality associated with esophageal perforation, MIE stands as one means by which we might improve outcomes in these patients.
Patients may present with acute abdominal pain, as did our case, depending on the location of the esophageal perforation. Thus, if any sign or symptom develops after an endoscopic procedure, a diagnosis of mediastinitis or a mediastinal abscess should be kept in mind.
Radiographic studies are necessary to confirm the diagnosis of foreign bodies and esophageal perforation. Perforation of the cervical esophagus can lead to the presence of prevertebral air bubbles and soft tissue thickening.
* Boerhaave syndrome, or spontaneous esophageal perforation, has a similar presentation to pneumomediastinum but is more likely to be accompanied by hypotension and shock.
The risk of a severe or life-threatening complication from ablation, including stroke, cardiac injury, and esophageal perforation, runs in the one to three percent range.
Esophageal perforation caused by fish vertebra ingestion in a seven month old infant demanded surgical intervention: a case report.
To be in old age, existence of pain in thorax and epigastrium, history of two times vomiting, changes in ECG and a past history of hospitalization in CCU aroused doctor's suspicion to cardiac angina at first step and then peptic ulcer and chlolecystitis Furthermore, regarding the epigastric pain with coexistence of vomiting in addition of increasing the level of serum amylase a diagnosis of pancreatitis was made, However in esophageal perforation there is also an increase in serum amylase.