Oesophageal rupture: gross pathology

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Excessive vomiting. Alcohol abuse.

Patient Data

Age: 66
Gender: Female

Longitudinal tears and longitudinal rupture of the esophageal wall.

Case Discussion

Mallory Weiss syndrome and Boerhaave syndrome are usually the result of excessive vomiting in alcoholics.

Case reproduced with permission, courtesy of Dr. Katharina Glatz, Basel, Switzerland, Pathorama.ch (original case at is here). All rights reserved; please see original case for copyright information. 

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Case information

rID: 29964
Published: 8th Jul 2014
Last edited: 10th Sep 2016
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