Boerhaave's syndrome: Spontaneous tearing and rupture of the esophagus. Typically, Boerhaave's syndrome requires an operation for repair.
Spontaneous rupture of the oesophagus: Boerhaave's syndrome in 2008. Literature review and treatment algorithm. Dig Surg. 2009;26(1):1-6. . Kish GF, Katske FA.
n. Complete and spontaneous rupture of the lower esophagus , often causing painful swallowing.
Boerhaave's syndrome, spontaneous esophageal rupture, is associated with a 70% survival with surgical intervention. Mortality and morbidity are increased in direct ...
syndrome /synÂ·drome/ (sinÂ´drÅm) a set of symptoms occurring together; the sum of signs of any morbid state; a symptom complex. See also entries under disease.
We present a case of Boerhaaveâ€™s syndrome managed thoracolaparoscopically. A 45-year- old man presented with hydropneumothorax following severe retching.