Anatomy of the Boerhaave syndrome.


BACKGROUND Spontaneous rupture of the esophagus (Boerhaave syndrome) occurs almost invariably at the same anatomic site. A weakness of the distal esophageal wall is suspected but has not been confirmed by anatomic studies. The aim of this work was to determine the existence of a structural abnormality in the esophageal wall. MATERIAL AND METHODS In six… (More)


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