Boerhaave Syndrome

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Boerhaave Syndrome

Boerhaave’s syndrome is a rupture of the esophageal (swallowing tube) wall that occurs due to vomiting. Symptoms include: retching and vomiting, severe chest and upper abdominal pain, painful swallowing (odynophagia), rapid breathing (tachypnea), awareness of breathing (dyspnea), blue tinted skin or mucus (cyanosis), fever, and shock. Diagnosis of Boerhaave’s syndrome includes radiography and a confirming chest CT scan. Intervention must happen quickly. Treatment includes antibiotics and surgical repair of the esophageal wall; if there has been significant fluid loss, the patient should be given an IV. Even with surgical intervention, the mortality rate is roughly 25%.

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The terms "Boerhaave Syndrome" returned 7 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Rapidly fatal Boerhaave syndrome: an emergency not to ignore].
 

Author(s): Nawfal Houari, Nabil Kanjaa

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Last Updated: 6 May 2013

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Atypical localization in Boerhaave´s syndrome.
 

Author(s): A Rodríguez-Infante, P Granero-Castro, J A Alvarez-Pérez, E Turienzo-Santos, L Vázquez-Velasco

Journal: Rev Esp Enferm Dig. ;104(10):555-7.

 

Last Updated: 27 Dec 2012

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Acute respiratory failure in a patient with spontaneous esophageal rupture (Boerhaave syndrome).
 

Author(s): Piotr Korczynski, Rafal Krenke, Adam Fangrat, Wlodzimierz Kupis, Tadeusz M Orlowski, Ryszarda Chazan

Journal: Respir Care. 2011 Mar;56(3):347-50.

 

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2011

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The terms "Boerhaave Syndrome" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Boerhaave syndrome and pregnancy. A case report and review of the literature].
 

Author(s): C Rissoan, C Louerat, R Riou, S Lantheaume

Journal: J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod (Paris). 2009 May;38(3):250-3.

 

The syndrome of Boerhaave is a rare affection, corresponding to a spontaneous rupture of the oesophagus, the prognosis of which depends on the precocity of cares. Clinically, it is characterized by a set of three: efforts of vomitings, thoracic pain and subcutaneous emphysema. We ...

Last Updated: 8 May 2009

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