Dig Dis Sci 2020 11 21;65(11):3253-3259. Epub 2020 Jan 21.
Department of General Surgical Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Gunma University, 3-39-22, Showa-machi, Maebashi, 371-8511, Japan.
Background And Aims: Boerhaave's syndrome, involving esophagus rupture, is considered a pathological response to vomiting that may occur just before perforation. However, the mechanism of vomiting and occurrence of this disease have not been clearly demonstrated.
Methods: We identified patients with esophageal perforation between 1995 and 2017 and reviewed endoscopic findings at retching during upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Read More