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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 446-448

Boerhaave’s syndrome in a sixty-two-year-old Nigerian man: delayed diagnosis secondary to premorbid symptomatology


Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine, Babcock University/Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Ilishan-Remo, Nigeria

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Dr. Peter K Uduagbamen
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine, Babcock University/Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Ilishan-Remo.
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/mgmj.mgmj_40_21

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Boerhaave’s syndrome is a rare spontaneous transmural esophageal rupture from forceful vomiting. It is commonly misdiagnosed either from the non-specific presentation or its mimicking known premorbid conditions. Mortality could be very high and early with delayed diagnosis. We present a rare occurrence of this syndrome in which delayed diagnosis was due to premorbid conditions of bronchial asthma and hypertension and not symptom presentation and with a very good treatment outcome.


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