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I know some people are more likely to get esophageal rupture than others. Which ones?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Forceful vomiting

Esophageal rupture is not very common, but can be a very big deal; can cause life threatening complications, ifection, etc.
More common in forced vomiting, retching. Bulimics can be at increased risk; uncommonly can be a post procedure complication after medical/gi procedures such as passage of an ng tube, endoscopic manipulations.

In brief: Forceful vomiting

Esophageal rupture is not very common, but can be a very big deal; can cause life threatening complications, ifection, etc.
More common in forced vomiting, retching. Bulimics can be at increased risk; uncommonly can be a post procedure complication after medical/gi procedures such as passage of an ng tube, endoscopic manipulations.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Alcohol, vomiting

There are some risk factors.
Alcohol abuse with vomiting & wretching is a significant risk factor. Anybody with advanced esophageal cancer is also at risk. Having swallowed a caustic chemical (acid or base) can increase your risk, as well as having swallowed a sharp object.

In brief: Alcohol, vomiting

There are some risk factors.
Alcohol abuse with vomiting & wretching is a significant risk factor. Anybody with advanced esophageal cancer is also at risk. Having swallowed a caustic chemical (acid or base) can increase your risk, as well as having swallowed a sharp object.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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