A 39-year-old member asked:
is it possible that a person survive a ruptured esophagus due to an eating disorder?
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Psychiatry 19 years experience
Serious problem: A ruptured esophagus, also called boerhaave's syndrome, is a life-threatening and often fatal problem that occurs due to excessive vomiting. Patients who self-induce vomiting/purging are at risk. This is not the same as a laceration or mallory-weis tear. Without treatment boerhaave's syndrome is almost always fatal.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
When does eating disorder cause ruptured esophagus?
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
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Last updated Jan 5, 2014
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