Management of boerhaave's syndrome with an over-the-scope clip

Davide Bona, Alberto Aiolfi, Emanuele Rausa, Luigi Bonavina

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Boerhaave's syndrome is a spontaneous barotraumatic disruption of the distal oesophagus secondary to an abrupt increase in intraoesophageal pressure during vomiting. Management ranges from a conservative approach to an oesophagectomy. The over-the-scope-clip (OTSC, Ovesco Endoscopy GmbH, Tuebingen, Germany) system is a newly designed clipping method for tissue mechanical compression in the gastrointestinal tract. We report the case of a patient referred with a delayed diagnosis of Boerhaave's syndrome and successfully treated by OTSC application followed by lung decortication.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberezt363
Pages (from-to)752-754
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Boerhaave's syndrome
  • Lung decortication
  • Spontaneous oesophageal perforation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Medicine(all)


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