Boerhaave's syndrome: Experience with patients presenting later than 24 hours

Amit Ganguly
2015 Tropical gastrology  
Boerhaave 's syndrome is the most sinister cause of esophageal perforation. Clinical presentation is vague. Diagnostic delays are frequent. As condition is rare therefore no consensus exists on management. A wide variety of management options are described in literature, each with its advantages and disadvantages. We present our experience of managing these cases which presented after 24 hr. Of onset of symptoms with emphasis on primary reinforced repair as first line surgical option.
doi:10.7869/tg.282 pmid:27522739 fatcat:slukqch2ojeo5cxgg5mvb3gthq