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Boerhaave syndrome

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Boerhaave syndrome

(Science: radiology) Complete, transmural laceration of oesophagus, aetiology: spontaneous (retching, EtOH), secondary to endoscopy, trauma, vagotomy, FB, symptoms: chest pain, shock, dyspnea, cyanosis, grave prognosis, M more than f, usually on left, uncommonly sub-diaphragmatic see also: oesophageal trauma, v sign of Naclerio