SESSION TITLE: Cardiothoracic Disorders
SESSION TYPE: Case Report Slide
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.