Successful closure of spontaneous esophageal perforation (Boerhaave's syndrome) by endoscopic clipping

Parupudi V.J. Sriram, Guduru V. Rao, Nageshwar D. Reddy

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Abstract

Endoscopic clips have been used mainly for control of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding and occasionally for closure of GI perforations. However, closure of spontaneous esophageal perforation (Boerhaave«SQ»s syndrome) by clipping has not been reported. We described successful non-surgical closure of spontaneous esophageal perforation by endoscopic clipping in a patient with bilateral pyopneumothorax and septicemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-41
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume25
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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