Delayed presentation of oesophageal perforation simulating intrathoracic malignancy.

@article{Set1992DelayedPO,
  title={Delayed presentation of oesophageal perforation simulating intrathoracic malignancy.},
  author={Pat A. K. Set and Christopher D. R. Flower and Scott Stewart},
  journal={Clinical radiology},
  year={1992},
  volume={46 5},
  pages={331-2}
}
We report two patients with silent oesophageal perforation. In neither patient was the diagnosis made preoperatively by the referring physicians and a history of swallowing difficulty was elicited in only one patient. The appearances on computed tomography were very similar in both patients: there was a soft tissue mass in the upper retro-oesophageal region with destruction of the underlying vertebral body.