Boerhaave's syndrome

Boerhaave's syndrome: Spontaneous tearing and rupture of the esophagus. Typically, Boerhaave's syndrome requires an operation for repair.Common Misspellings: boerhaave's syndrone
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Boerhaave's syndrome

<syndrome> Named after Captain Boerhaave, a Dutch ship captain, who was the first patient this condition was described in. Traumatic rupture of the lower oesophagus can occur with significant blunt chest trauma, during CPR or in some conditions of forceful protracted vomiting. This condition is much more common in the patient with a pre-exist
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