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Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more


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Is a ruptured esophagus connected to cancer?

Is a ruptured esophagus connected to cancer?

Esophageal rupture: Perhaps is most common after dilation for a stricture, and protracted stricture from caustics is associated with esophageal cancer. Mallory weiss tears from vomiting can cause bleeding, and binging alcoholics are at some increased risk. The quick answer is no, but the common thread with cancer is need for dilations when the patient cannot swallow. ...Read more

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When does eating disorder cause ruptured esophagus?

Pressure: More specifically, the particular type of eating disorder called bulimia is associated with a tear in the esophagus due the pressure from inducing vomiting. This can cause something called a mallory-weiss tear and can be fatal. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a person survive a ruptured esophagus due to an eating disorder?

Is it possible that a person survive a ruptured esophagus due to an eating disorder?

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. ...Read more

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Supposing you rupture you esophagus is it fatal?

Can Be: A ruptured esophagus is a very serious condition, albeit rare. It can be fatal. One possible cause is it can occur after severe wretching (vomiting). ...Read more

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How do doctors determine if there is a partial rupture to the esophagus?

Swallow contrast: Rupture of the esophagus is serious and requires definitive diagnosis and treatment to avoid injury and possible death. Diagnosis is generally made by swallowing a water soluble contrast, followed by x-rays to see if the contrast leaks out of the esophagus. Also, the x-ray may show air in the lung space (pneumothorax) or in the middle of the chest (mediastinum). Treatment is surgical or stent. ...Read more

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Describe the disorder called a ruptured food pipe (esophagus).?

Describe the disorder called a ruptured food pipe (esophagus).?

See below: Perforated or ruptured esophagus is not common and can be very serious in some conditions. Sometimes it can happen after an endoscopy procedure, and sometimes after marked forceful vomiting. Sometimes surgery is needed, and sometimes it is treated with antibiotics. It needs urgent medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more