Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Spontaneous esophageal rupture


Spontaneous esophageal rupture, report of 6 interesting cases

Reza Afghani MD; Zahra Omrani MD; Roozbeh Cheraghali MD

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 1565-1569

Spontaneous esophageal rupture is a rare clinical condition, occurs most often in the lateral,
lower 1/3 of the esophagus and is associated with a mortality rate of 20–75%. As a result of
these nonspecific findings, Spontaneous esophageal perforation is often misdiagnosed as an
aortic emergency, pericarditis, myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolus, spontaneous
pneumothorax, perforated peptic ulcer, or pancreatitis .We outline 6 cases of spontaneous
esophageal perforation came to our institution and will discuss about their diagnosis ,required
interventions ,complications and 2-year follow up.