[Spontaneous rupture of the esophagus (author's transl)].


Spontaneous rupture of the esophagus is a rare occurrence. Etiologically, a rise in pressure in the gullet far above the physiological extent is prominent with the result that the wall of the esophagus bursts in the distal third. Usually an enormous meal has been taken previously, with large amounts of alcohol. Repeated severe vomiting, often accompanied by… (More)