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Critical Care: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care III |

Tension Hydropneumothorax: A Rare Consequence of Esophageal Necrosis With Boerhaave Syndrome

Michelle Lieu, BS; Michael Layoun, MD; Darren Pan, BS; William Davis, BS; David Dai, MD; Guy Soo Hoo, MD; Jaime Betancourt, MD
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UCLA-West Los Angeles VA Healthcare Center, Los Angeles, CA


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


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):415A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.428
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care III

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Boerhaave syndrome, the spontaneous transmural rupture of the esophagus, is an rare condition with an estimated mortality of 20-40%. Diagnosis is often delayed due to a combination of nonspecific symptoms and mimicry of other emergent conditions. We describe a case of Boerhaave syndrome due to acute necrotizing esophagitis in a patient presenting with tension hydropneumothorax.

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