• Medicine
  • Published in Klinische Wochenschrift 1988

[Boerhaave syndrome].

  title={[Boerhaave syndrome].},
  author={Walter Thaler and Leonhard Riedler},
  journal={Klinische Wochenschrift},
  volume={66 24},
Among the different types of esophageal wall injuries Boerhaave's syndrome is associated with the highest morbidity and mortality. The classical history of retching or vomiting and retrosternal splitting pain is indicative. Roentgenograms of the chest and esophagogram with a water soluble contrast medium are able to reveal the perforation in most cases. Esophagoscopy has been recommended for diagnosis, but its use is unnecessary and frequently contraindicated. Spontaneous perforation of the… CONTINUE READING