• spontaneous
  • Esophageal perforation was first described in 1724 by the Dutch physician Hermann Boerhaave, who published the presentation, clinical course, and autopsy findings of spontaneous rupture of the esophagus in his patient Lord van Wassenaer, High Admiral of the Dutch Navy. (mhmedical.com)
  • 1 Ulceration usually occurs in the mid- to lower third of the oesophagus and presents with odynophagia, dysphagia and spontaneous retrosternal chest pain. (scielo.org.za)
  • patients
  • Nonoperative management may be undertaken in selected patients with limited perforations that drain back into the esophagus and are not associated with distal obstruction, communication with the abdominal cavity, or systemic sepsis. (mhmedical.com)
  • Our collaborative group aims to advance the level of care for patients with esophageal cancer, achalasia, Barrett's esophagus, gastroesophageal reflux, and other esophageal disorders. (columbiasurgery.org)