Spontaneous esophageal rupture following severe vomiting in pregnancy


EROGLU A., KURKCUOGLU C., KARAOGLANOGLU N., Tekinbas C., CESUR M.

DISEASES OF THE ESOPHAGUS, vol.15, no.3, pp.242-243, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1442-2050.2002.00236.x
  • Journal Name: DISEASES OF THE ESOPHAGUS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.242-243
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Spontaneous esophageal perforation is an uncommon finding requiring prompt diagnosis and immediate surgery because of its high mortality rate. Esophageal rupture secondary to severe vomiting in pregnancy is extremely rare and only four cases have been published in the literature. We report the case of a 20-year-old female in whom severe vomiting in early pregnancy resulted in esophageal perforation with subcutaneous emphysema. The diagnosis was made 48 h later. The patient had undergone surgical treatment and the postoperative period was uneventful. The unusual cause and the interesting clinical course of esophageal rupture are described.