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Esophageal Damage

Esophageal Damage (from vomiting and/or reflux)

  • Esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus)
  • Bleeding
  • Rupture (Mallory-Weiss Tear) - a tear (laceration) of the inner lining (mucous membrane) of the esophagus where it connects to the stomach (gastroesophageal junction)

Classic Signs: Bright red blood in vomit (hematemesis), black, tarry stools (melena), bright red blood in stool (hematochezia), light-headedness followed by brief lapses in consciousness (syncope), throat pain.

Offsite Research:

Pneumomediastinum following esophageal rupture associated with hyperemesis gravidarum.
Liang SG, Ooka F, Santo A, Kaibara M.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Ichihara Hospital, Chiba, Japan. (e-mail: ryo@med.teikyo-u.ac.jp)
Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Research 2002 Jun;28(3):172-5.

Updated on: Apr. 18, 2013

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