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Title: Intramural haematoma of the oesophagus presenting as an unusual complication of endotracheal intubation.
Authors: Wang, A Y;Riordan, R D;Yang, N;Hiew, C-y
Radiology - Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Vic, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2007
Citation: Australasian Radiology; 51 Suppl(): B260-4
Abstract: Intramural haematoma of the oesophagus is an uncommon and under-recognized condition. It may mimic other causes of chest pain, haematemesis, or dysphagia, and hence pose a diagnostic challenge. We report a case of an unusual presentation of intramural haematoma of the oesophagus occurring as a presumed complication of endotracheal intubation. It was disguised as acute onset post-operative chest pain, and resolved with conservative management. Awareness of this uncommon complication is important to allow rapid and timely diagnosis and management. We review the literature, causes and imaging features of this condition.
Internal ID Number: 17991080
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1673.2007.01853.x
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Aged, 80 and over
Esophageal Diseases.diagnosis.etiology
Intubation, Intratracheal.adverse effects
Positron-Emission Tomography
Rare Diseases.etiology.radiography.radionuclide imaging
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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