• Medicine
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    Diseases of the esophagus…
    2001

Delayed presentation of esophageal perforation simulating paraesophageal hernia.

@article{Qureshi2001DelayedPO,
  title={Delayed presentation of esophageal perforation simulating paraesophageal hernia.},
  author={Rubina Qureshi and Bruce Tanchel and J F Khalil Marzouk},
  journal={Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus},
  year={2001},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={
          159-61
        }
}
Generally, benign lesions, which make up the majority of mediastinal tumors and cysts, are asymptomatic; however, they may produce clinical findings. We report on a patient with presumed silent esophageal perforation whose clinical and radiologic assessment was suggestive of massive paraesophageal hiatus hernia. However, surgery revealed a paraesophageal cyst and histology was reported as acute organizing pleurisy. A reasonable, tentative, preoperative diagnosis for each mediastinal lesion can… CONTINUE READING