With the ingestio...
Rapid sequence AP view
With the ingestion of Gastrografin, a right-sided oesophageal leak into the pleural space quickly occurs. The leak crosses over slightly into the left pleural space and extends a little into the retrocrural/retroperitoneal space as well.
Modality: Fluoroscopy (Rapid sequence AP view)

- “ In this patient with no known risk factors for esophageal perforation (except inflammatory bowel disease and recent surgery), this would be consid...”

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  • Boerhaave syndrome - “ Boerhaave syndrome refers to an esophageal rupture secondary to forceful vomiting and retching. Epidemiology It tends to be more prevalent in ma...”
  • Esophageal perforation - “ Esophageal perforation is a rare but serious medical emergency with a very high mortality rate, especially if the diagnosis is delayed. Epidemiol...”

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