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Boerhaave syndrome
Pathology
Type

Trauma

Cause(s)

Excessive vomiting

Symptoms

Severe retching and vomiting, excruciating pain in the chest and upper abdomen, pain when swallowing, rapid breathing, shortness of breath, cyanosis, fever, shock

Mortality Rate

Almost inevitably fatal if untreated

Treatments

Surgery

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