Clinical Studies of Spontaneous Rupture of the Esophagus
The incidence of spontaneous rupture of the esophagus (Boerhaave’s syndrome) is rare, and identification of the disease is considered to be the first step in early treatment. In Japan, the site is the left wall of the lower esophagus in 90% of cases of esophageal rupture. We have experienced five patients (including one autopsied case) with this disease; two of the patients had a rupture on the right side. Three of these patients were cured by resection of the ruptured esophagus.
KeywordsEsophageal Perforation Spontaneous Rupture Thoracic Esophagus Lower Esophagus Left Wall
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