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Cardiovascular Disease: Cardiothoracic Disorders |

Case of Hydropneumothorax Following Multiple Episodes of Vomiting

Mohit Bhatia, MD; J.K. Samaria, MD; Anand Bansal, MD
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Institute of Medical Sciences, Vranasi, India


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A67. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.071
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SESSION TITLE: Cardiothoracic Disorders

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PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

INTRODUCTION: Boerhaave’s syndrome1 first described by Hermann Boerhaave in 1724 and by Barret in 1946. It is the most serious and rapidly fatal perforation of gastrointestinal tract. Classical presentation of a patient with this syndrome is vomiting, chest pain, and subcutaneous emphysema (Mackler’s triad); however, this classical triad is rare to found. Unusual presentation with variety of features makes it challenge to diagnose.

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