Iatrogenic Perforations of the Esophagus

  • J. Janssens
  • G. Vantrappen
Part of the Handbuch der inneren Medizin book series (INNEREN, volume 3)


When a perforation of the esophagus is due to diagnostic or therapeutic procedures, it is called iatrogenic.


Esophageal Perforation Cervical Esophagus Pneumatic Dilatation Bronchogenic Cyst Esophageal Body 
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