A 75 Year Old With Dyspnea a Case Report.Observational Study
Clinical Case report Of spontaneous esophageal perforation in a 75 year old man. He prsented with breathlessness and on investigation found to have esophageal perforation
Boerhaave's syndrome represents a diagnostic dilemma for the physician. Boerhaave's syndrome is an uncommon condition where there is oesophageal rupture following forceful vomiting. We report a case of spontaneous rupture of the esophagus in 75-year-old male with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who was referred to our hospital with acute onset of breathlessness. The absence of vomiting prior to presentation is the distinguishing feature of this particular case.
Observational Model: Defined Population, Observational Model: Natural History, Time Perspective: Longitudinal, Time Perspective: Retrospective
Stanley Medical College
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00422760
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
An opening or hole in the ESOPHAGUS that is caused by TRAUMA, injury, or pathological process.
A pathological condition characterized by the presence of a number of ESOPHAGEAL DIVERTICULA in the ESOPHAGUS.
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Disorders affecting the motor function of the UPPER ESOPHAGEAL SPHINCTER; LOWER ESOPHAGEAL SPHINCTER; the ESOPHAGUS body, or a combination of these parts. The failure of the sphincters to maintain a tonic pressure may result in gastric reflux of food and acid into the esophagus (GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX). Other disorders include hypermotility (spastic disorders) and markedly increased amplitude in contraction (nutcracker esophagus).
A mild form of LIMITED SCLERODERMA, a multi-system disorder. Its features include symptoms of CALCINOSIS; RAYNAUD DISEASE; ESOPHAGEAL MOTILITY DISORDERS; sclerodactyly, and TELANGIECTASIS. When the defect in esophageal function is not prominent, it is known as CRST syndrome.
A motility disorder of the ESOPHAGUS in which the LOWER ESOPHAGEAL SPHINCTER (near the CARDIA) fails to relax resulting in functional obstruction of the esophagus, and DYSPHAGIA. Achalasia is characterized by a grossly contorted and dilated esophagus (megaesophagus).
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