Esophageal Disruption – CRASH! Medical Review Series

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(Disclaimer: The medical information contained herein is intended for physician medical licensing exam review purposes only, and are not intended for diagnosis of any illness. If you think you may be suffering from any medical condition, you should consult your physician or seek immediate medical attention.)


Kat Med says:

Sorry maybe I misunderstood, but Iatrogenic perforation accounts for 85-90% of all esophageal ruptures, not Boerhaave's S. (source: Medscape and Toronto notes)

Adhya Dubey says:

Sir, as far as we've been taught here in India—-gastrograffin is preferred in intra abdominal perforations as its inert in abdomen and thus does not cause any inflammatory reaction whereas barium is preferred in oesophageal perforation for being inert in the thoracic cavity and not precipitating medaistinitis.
please clear my doubt. thank you

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