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.