Boerhaave syndrome: A report of two cases

R. Rosati, E. C. Amadi, M. Elli, A. Paliaga, C. U. Casciani

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Abstract

Two cases of Boerhaave's syndrome are reported. They were treated by surgery within 12 hours from the onset of symptoms. In both cases the perforation was located on the anterior wall of the distal third of the thoracic esophagus. In view of the rapid onset of severe complications, particularly mediastinitis, the role of early diagnosis in relation to prognosis, is stressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-253
Number of pages5
JournalItalian Journal of Surgical Sciences
Volume15
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1985

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  • Surgery

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    Rosati, R., Amadi, E. C., Elli, M., Paliaga, A., & Casciani, C. U. (1985). Boerhaave syndrome: A report of two cases. Italian Journal of Surgical Sciences, 15(3), 249-253.