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Successful treatment of Boerhaave's syndrome with endoscopic insertion of a self-expandable metallic stent: report of three cases and a review of the literature.
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PMID:  11571689     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Boerhaave's syndrome is a rare but life-threatening condition which presents a diagnostic as well as therapeutic challenge. Early diagnosis and prompt surgical repair are critical for survival; however late recognition of esophageal rupture is not unusual. A variety of nonsurgical approaches have been proposed, particularly in the case of delayed diagnosis. In recent years, the insertion of a metallic stent has been described as a promising modality in the treatment of spontaneous esophageal rupture. We report three cases of Boerhaave's syndrome treated with self-expandable metallic stents and review previously published cases.
M G Chung; D H Kang; D K Park; J J Park; H C Park; J H Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Endoscopy     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0013-726X     ISO Abbreviation:  Endoscopy     Publication Date:  2001 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-09-25     Completed Date:  2001-12-04     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0215166     Medline TA:  Endoscopy     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  894-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Gachon Medical School, Inchon, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Esophageal Diseases / radiography,  therapy*
Esophagoscopy / methods
Middle Aged
Rupture, Spontaneous

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