Рентгенология & Радиология, 2017, LVI 208-211

Esophageal rupture – Boerhaave syndrome – case report

  1. Ribarova, D. Valchev, S.Valkanov, M. Mitev

Abstract.

Esophageal perforation is a life-threatening condition with high mortality rate and remains a main surgical problem. When the the typical signs and symptoms of vomiting, chest pain, and subcutaneous emphysema occur, the condition can be easily diagnosed. Unfortunately the symptoms in most of the cases are atypical and leading to difficulties in diagnosis. In these cases CT may be performed to recognize the state and to achieve a good outcome. Surgical treatment remains an important option for many patients. А clinical case of 68-year old man with atypical symptoms of esophageal perforation is presented. Perforation is diagnosed by CT and later on the patient undеwent surgery.

Key words: ESOPHAGEAL RUPTURE. BOERHAAVE SYNDROME. CT