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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics

Question: Esophageal Perforation Question

 israelside - Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:13 am

Hi, I have a question about esophageal negligence. How does multiple punctures impact the degree of negligence and does the size of the punctures matter? What if there are many microscopic punctures? Would preconditions of the esophagus, namely strictures, play a role in the seriousness of negligence?
 Dr.M.Aroon kamath - Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:40 pm

User avatar Hi,
Let me answer in general about esophageal perforations.
ALL esophageal punctures are theoretically & potentially equally serious.

Because, all esophageal punctures are capable of producing serious problems (such as mediastinitis or peritonitis).
How serious the consequences would be depends on variables (such as one's immune status, age, part of the esophagus perforated, early recognition, availability of a competent surgeon etc).
Please let me know what exactly you mean by 'esophageal negligence'
Good luck!

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