Spontaneous esophageal perforation (Boerhaave syndrome): Diagnosis with CT-esophagography

  title={Spontaneous esophageal perforation (Boerhaave syndrome): Diagnosis with CT-esophagography},
  author={Massimo Tonolini and Roberto Bianco},
  booktitle={Journal of emergencies, trauma, and shock},
Spontaneous esophageal perforation (Boerhaave syndrome) is a very uncommon, life-threatening surgical emergency that should be suspected in all patients presenting with lower thoracic-epigastric pain and a combination of gastrointestinal and respiratory symptoms. Variable clinical manifestations and subtle or unspecific radiographic findings often result in critical diagnostic delays. Multidetector computed tomography complemented with CT-esophagography represents the ideal "one-stop shop… CONTINUE READING


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