Heartburn and multiple-site foregut perforations as primary manifestation of Crohn's disease

D. Bona, R. Incarbone, B. Chella, M. Vecchi, L. Bonavina

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Abstract

Crohn's disease may affect any segment of the digestive tract, more commonly the distal ileum, colon and/or perianal region. There is an increasing number of reports dealing with foregut Crohn's disease. We present the case of a patient with a history of heartburn and multiple spontaneous perforations of the esophagus, duodenum and jejunum as a primary manifestation of Crohn's disease who required emergency surgical and endoscopic procedures. Early detection of Crohn's disease may decrease the incidence of acute life-threatening complications provided that appropriate medical treatment is administered and a multidisciplinary approach is offered to these patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-201
Number of pages3
JournalDiseases of the Esophagus
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2005

Keywords

  • Crohn's disease
  • Esophageal Crohn's disease
  • Esophageal perforation
  • Esophagectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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