Oesophageal Perforation


Oesophageal rupture is rupture of the oesophageal wall. 

Spontaneous perforation of the esophagus most commonly results from a sudden increase in intraesophageal pressure combined with relatively negative intrathoracic pressure caused by straining or vomiting (effort rupture of the esophagus or Boerhaave's syndrome). Other causes of spontaneous perforation include caustic ingestion, pill esophagitis, Barrett's ulcer, infectious ulcers in patients with AIDS, and following dilation of esophageal strictures.  A related condition is Mallory-Weiss syndrome. Source: Wikipedia

Other names

Boerhaave's syndrome, oesophageal rupture

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