Rare cause of oesophagus perforation

Mehmet Zafer Sabuncuoglu, Mehmet Fatih Benzin, Ozgur Dandin, Tugrul Cakir, Isa Sozen, Aylin Sabuncuoglu, Uygar Teomete

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION Oesophagus perforations, which are generally caused by iatrogenic injuries, are a serious clinical event. There are still high rates of mortality and morbidity and there is no gold standard of surgical treatment.

PRESENTATION OF CASE The case is here presented of a 54-year old female with complaints of dysphagia after having swallowed a bone in food, who was determined with oesophagus perforation on CT examination.

DISCUSSION Oesophagus perforation generally occurs secondary to interventional procedures and rarely develops associated with foreign bodies. Treatment depends on the perforation site and dimension.

CONCLUSION While conservative primary surgical repair may be chosen for cervical lesions, more aggressive approaches such as resection and delayed reconstruction are recommended for thoracic lesions. Early determination and appropriate treatment are life-saving.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)138-140
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Volume6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Oesophageal perforation
  • Oesophageal rupture
  • Oesophagus
  • Surgery
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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