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Synonyms for perforation

an opening, especially in a solid structure

a small mark or hole made by a sharp, pointed object

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a line of small holes for tearing at a particular place

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a hole made in something

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the act of punching a hole (especially a row of holes as for ease of separation)

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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, Dr.