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Mallory-Weiss syndrome in perspective.
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PMID:  1200008     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nineteen patients with the Mallory-Weiss lesion diagnosed by panendoscopy are presented. This represents 10.5% of 180 acute upper-gastrointestinal bleeders. Only 36.8% of these 19 patients had a history of heavy ethanol intake and 26% had hiatus hernias. In addition to the Mallory-Weiss lesion, abnormalities in 63% were noted on endoscopy. None of the patients required surgery for control of the bleeding. Two patients were treated with selective arterial-vasopressin infusion. The importance of a high index of suspicion for this lesion in spite of the lack of a classical alcoholic or recurrent retching history and the value of intensive medical therapy, including early panendoscopy, is emphasized.
J L Saylor; F J Tedesco
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of digestive diseases     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0002-9211     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Dig Dis     Publication Date:  1975 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-02-26     Completed Date:  1976-02-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404011     Medline TA:  Am J Dig Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1131-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Mallory-Weiss Syndrome* / diagnosis,  etiology
Middle Aged

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