alexa Intramural Esophageal Dissection
Surgery

Surgery

Journal of Trauma & Treatment

Author(s): Giao Q Pha, Richard F Heitmiller

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A case of intramural esophageal dissection is reported and the literature reviewed. Patients with intramural esophageal dissection are usually women in their seventh or eighth decade. The most common presenting symptoms are chest pain, dysphagia, and hematemesis. The diagnosis is made by contrast esophagography, esophagoscopy, or both. Nonoperative therapy has proved to be uniformly successful.

This article was published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery and referenced in Journal of Trauma & Treatment

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