Use of multiple covered metal esophageal stents for treatment of Boerhaave syndrome in achalasia

Post written by Theodore W. James, MD, MSc, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. We describe the case of a 95-year old-woman with known achalasia who presented after vomiting forcefully and developing a perforation of the esophagus, also known as Boerhaave syndrome. In most scenarios, …

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