Peer Reviewed| Volume 23, ISSUE 2, P30-32, March 2004

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A case study

Boerhaave's Syndrome
      Spontaneous rupture of the esophagus, also known as Boerhaave's Syndrome, is an infrequently seen condition associated with a high mortality rate if not diagnosed and treated promptly. Complicating the diagnosis, symptoms can mimic those of other potentially fatal disease processes. The following case study involves a patient diagnosed with Boerhaave's Syndrome.
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