Esophageal dissection complicating transesophageal echocardiogram--the lesson to be learned: do not force the issue.

Abstract

Transesophageal echocardiogram is a very safe procedure, however, it is not devoid of complications. We report a case of esophageal dissection complicating transesophageal echocardiogram in a 52-year-old man who was treated conservatively. Moreover, we review briefly the complications of transesophageal echocardiogram.

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@article{ElChami2006EsophagealDC, title={Esophageal dissection complicating transesophageal echocardiogram--the lesson to be learned: do not force the issue.}, author={Mikhael F El-Chami and Randy P Martin and Stamatios Lerakis}, journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography}, year={2006}, volume={19 5}, pages={579.e5-7} }