Misdiagnosed Chest Pain: Spontaneous Esophageal Rupture


INCI S. , GUNDOGDU F., GUNGOR H., ARSLAN S., Turkyilmaz A., EROĞLU A.

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA SINICA, cilt.29, ss.94-97, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 29 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: ACTA CARDIOLOGICA SINICA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.94-97

Özet

Chest pain is one of the most common complaints expressed by patients presenting to the emergency department, and any initial evaluation should always consider life-threatening causes. Esophageal rupture is a serious condition with a high mortality rate. If diagnosed, successful therapy depends on the size of the rupture and the time elapsed between rupture and diagnosis. We report on a 41-year-old woman who presented to the emergency department complaining of left-sided chest pain for two hours.