What if it perforates?
What if your esophagus perforates?
We call this Boerhaave Syndrome.
Things change, the complexion of the disease itself changes;
occurs after an alcoholic binge with violent retching.
So tear is already there, and with the thinning of
the lining of the esophagus, imagine… think about
where you are, you’re in the thoracic cavity and
you’re going to rupture through your esophagus.
Left posterior part is the lowest… is the most common
site, because it’s the weakest portion of esophagus.
And most perforations
You want to be really careful here because
delicate, delicate situation.
Your patient increases his
or her risk of mortality.