Intramural esophageal dissection

Giao Q. Phan, Richard F. Heitmiller

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1785-1786
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume63
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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