Tension pneumothorax - Another presentation of spontaneous rupture of the esophagus

G. Zamir*, Y. Kluger, M. Muggia-Sullam

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Rupture of the esophagus is a disease with grave clinical consequences if diagnosed late. Patients usually present with chest pain and signs of sepsis. A patient is described who presented, with tension pneumothorax, a previously undescribed sign which prompted early diagnosis and treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-125
Number of pages2
JournalDigestive Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • Boerhaave syndrome
  • Esophagus
  • Tension pneumothorax

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