Spontaneous perforation of the oesophagus is a rare occurrence that is usually due to vomiting and is seldom associated with an oesophageal lesion. We report a case of the spontaneous perforation of a large oesophageal diverticulum not preceded by any precipitating event in a 75-year-old male who was not known to have achalasia. The diverticulum was repaired by emergency surgery. Achalasia was later diagnosed and successfully treated with botulin toxin injection. Surgery decision-making and the treatment of achalasia are discussed.
|Titolo:||Spontaneous perforation of an oesophageal diverticulum in achalasia|
CANTU', PAOLO (Primo)
PENAGINI, ROBERTO (Ultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/12 - Gastroenterologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2003|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S1590-8658(03)00419-5|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|