Esophageal Perforation: An Unusual Presentation with a Benign Clinical Course

ROBERT F. DeLUCA, FRANCIS J. TEDESCO, KENNETH BALLAN, ELLIOT WORTZEL, ARVEY I. ROGERS

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Abstract

A case of esophageal perforation occurring in a 75-year-old man is presented. The clinical presentation was benign and the diagnosis of esophageal perforation was made incidental to an upper gastrointestinal barium examination. Conservative management consisting of nasogastric suctioning, antibiotics and antacids was effective in minimizing the clinical course. This represents a rare instance of a successful nonsurgical approach to esophageal perforation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)362-365
Number of pages4
JournalThe American journal of gastroenterology
Volume67
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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    DeLUCA, ROBERT. F., TEDESCO, FRANCIS. J., BALLAN, KENNETH., WORTZEL, ELLIOT., & ROGERS, ARVEY. I. (1977). Esophageal Perforation: An Unusual Presentation with a Benign Clinical Course. The American journal of gastroenterology, 67(4), 362-365. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1572-0241.1977.tb10106.x