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Clinical Studies of Spontaneous Rupture of the Esophagus

  • Hiroyuki Komoriyama
  • Yoshiaki Kataba
  • Kaname Shimizu
  • Syouhei Imaki
  • Yukihiro Adachi
  • Kazuyuki Mizutami
  • Ichirou Tanaka
  • Hiroyoshi Ikezawa
  • Kazuo Kanasugi
  • Susumu Yamaguchi
  • Kenji Katayama
Conference paper

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Esophageal Perforation Spontaneous Rupture Thoracic Esophagus Lower Esophagus Left Wall 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroyuki Komoriyama
  • Yoshiaki Kataba
  • Kaname Shimizu
  • Syouhei Imaki
  • Yukihiro Adachi
  • Kazuyuki Mizutami
  • Ichirou Tanaka
  • Hiroyoshi Ikezawa
  • Kazuo Kanasugi
  • Susumu Yamaguchi
    • 1
  • Kenji Katayama
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgerySt. Marianna University School of Medicine, Yokohama City Seibu HospitalAsahi-ku, Yokohama, 241Japan
  2. 2.First Department of SurgerySt. Marianna University School of MedicineMiyamae-ku, Kawasaki, 213Japan

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