[Acute necrotizing esophagitis in an unstable patient].


Acute necrotizing esophagitis or black esophagus is a rare affection, described in the medical literature since 1990. Although its mechanism is not fully understood, ischemic compromise appears to be the fundamental physiopathological factor. When acute necrotizing esophagitis is found in the endoscopic study of an upper digestive haemorrhage, the prognosis is good. We present a case in which diagnosis of black esophagus was an endoscopic finding, secondary to a situation of underlying hemodynamic instability, with a fatal outcome.

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@article{Rodrigo2009AcuteNE, title={[Acute necrotizing esophagitis in an unstable patient].}, author={M Jos{\'e} Rodrigo and B E Gorr{\'a}iz and Carlos Santos Merino and Javier Eguaras and J M Elizalde and Wifredo Soler}, journal={Anales del sistema sanitario de Navarra}, year={2009}, volume={32 1}, pages={113-6} }