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VOLUME 25 , ISSUE 3 ( March, 2021 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Bee Sting to Boerhaave's Syndrome

Kaladhar Sheshala, Garipalli Nikilesh Kumar, Krushna Chandra Misra, Chirumamilla Hemanth, Sreekanth Appasani

Keywords : Acute hypoxemic respiratory failure (AHRF), Anaphylactic reaction, Esophageal injury, Pneumothorax

Citation Information : Sheshala K, Kumar GN, Misra KC, Hemanth C, Appasani S. Bee Sting to Boerhaave's Syndrome. Indian J Crit Care Med 2021; 25 (3):346-348.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23770

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 20-03-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Boerhaave\'s syndrome is a rare condition defined as the spontaneous rupture of the esophagus that generally occurs due to retching, forceful vomiting and sometimes even spontaneously. Atypical presentation often misleads the diagnosis leading to a delay in early intervention, and a strong clinical suspicion is indeed required to diagnose the condition. Definitive treatment being surgical repair, endoscopic intervention can be attempted in nonseptic patients.


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