Diagnosis and management of esophageal perforations.

  title={Diagnosis and management of esophageal perforations.},
  author={Rodney White and Don M. Morris},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  volume={58 2},
Esophageal perforation remains a difficult diagnostic and management problem. Recommendations regarding treatment remain controversial. A 15-year experience with perforation of the esophagus from all causes was reviewed at Louisiana State University and Veterans Administration, Medical Centers (Shreveport, LA). The majority of the injuries involved the thoracic esophagus (28 or 54%), followed by the cervical (21 or 40%), and the intraabdominal esophagus (3 or 6%). Iatrogenic causes constituted… CONTINUE READING


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