A challenging case of esophageal perforation

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2021.1443

Authors

  • Kamal Kant Sahu | drkksahu85@gmail.com Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA, United States. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0382-6882
  • Ajay Mishra Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA, United States.
  • Ruchita Patel Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA, United States.
  • Nuttanun Suramaethakul Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA, United States.

Abstract

Esophageal perforation is a fatal entity if not diagnosed in a timely fashion. Once diagnosed, it requires collaborative effort of team of doctors including radiologists, thoracic surgeons and general surgeons. We share hereby our experience with esophageal perforation and successful outcome.

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2021-02-10
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Pneumology - Case Reports
Keywords:
Esophageal perforation, mediastinum, endoscopy
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Sahu, Kamal Kant, Ajay Mishra, Ruchita Patel, and Nuttanun Suramaethakul. 2021. “A Challenging Case of Esophageal Perforation”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 91 (1). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2021.1443.