Reinforced primary repair of thoracic esophageal perforation
Closure of an esophageal perforation
due to fish bone ingestion by endoscopic clip application.
Successful treatment of esophageal perforation
depends upon the size of the rupture, time elapsed between rupture and diagnosis, and underlying health of the patient.
The patient was taken to the operating room where a 3 cm distal esophageal perforation
was repaired via a thoracotomy.
The most common causes are esophageal perforation
and postoperative infection, particularly following median sternotomy.
Chemotherapy-induced vomiting can lead to Mallory-Weiss tears, intramural hematomas, and esophageal perforation
Successful therapy for esophageal perforation
depends on the length of the perforation itself, the time elapsed between rupture and diagnosis, and the underlying health of the patient.
In the series of patients presented in Mannheim, no stenosis, thrombosis, esophageal perforation
or stroke were reported at any of the centers.
There have been no device related serious adverse events such as stenosis, stroke or esophageal perforation
Having this information should reduce the incidence of esophageal perforation
- a devastating complication for patients - in the approximately 2,000,000 esophageal dilations performed annually worldwide," said Dr.
However, an immediate chest x-ray after esophageal perforation
may be normal, as a pneumomediastinum will take at least an hour to develop and a pleural effusion may take several hours to become discernable (13).
Mediastinal abscess is a rare yet emergent infection of the thoracic cavity connective tissue, resulting from multiple potential sources: esophageal perforation
(Boerhaave's syndrome), odontogenic and peritonsillar abscess (descending necrotizing mediastinitis), cardiovascular or thoracic surgical procedures, trauma or rarely due to hematogenous spread (1,2).
We present the case of a 46-year-old woman with an impacted denture and an impending esophageal perforation
Heterotopic gastric mucosa in the upper esophagus ('inlet patch'): a rare cause of esophageal perforation
Postsclerotherapy complications occur in up to 20% of patients and include ulceration, stricture formation, and esophageal perforation