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Esophageal tear/rupture

Including Boerhaave's syndrome, which corresponds to a longitudinal esophageal rupture and consequent mediastinitis. Pneumothorax and empyema can be present as a secondary complication. The disease manifests with chest pain and extraesopageal air on imaging. See also under chest pain

Last update : 30/04/2014
 

Causative drugs

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