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Boerhaave's Syndrome: Presenting with Chest Pain

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.377
Pages: 
391–2

 

The Editor,

Sir,

Boerhaave syndrome or spontaneous oesophageal rupture is a rare, potentially fatal condition. Patients usually present with pain, dyspnoea, and signs of shock after forced vomiting. 

Revised: 
12 Mar, 2015
Accepted: 
16 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 11 May, 2015

Boerhaave’s Syndrome – A Differential Diagnosis of Acute Chest Pain Following Vomiting Illness

Issue: 
DOI: 
Doi:10.7727/wimj.2012.014
Pages: 
152–3

ABSTRACT

Spontaneous oesophageal rupture (Boerhaave’s syndrome) is extremely rare in children. Presentation is usually in middle aged men as a result of vomiting following heavy food or alcohol consumption. We describe an unusual case of a 12-year old boy without significant past medical history presenting with acute chest pain following gastroenteritis.

Accepted: 
17 Jan, 2012
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Journal Sections: 
e-Published: 16 May, 2013
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