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Diseases » Boerhaave syndrome » Summary
 

What is Boerhaave syndrome?

What is Boerhaave syndrome?

  • Boerhaave syndrome: A rare spontaneous rupture of the esophagus which can occur during violent vomiting or retching.
  • Boerhaave syndrome: An opening or hole in the ESOPHAGUS that is caused by TRAUMA, injury, or pathological process.
    Source - Diseases Database

Boerhaave syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Boerhaave syndrome, or a subtype of Boerhaave syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Boerhaave syndrome: Introduction

Types of Boerhaave syndrome:

Broader types of Boerhaave syndrome:

Who gets Boerhaave syndrome?

Gender Ratio for Boerhaave syndrome: male:female 5:1

How serious is Boerhaave syndrome?

Complications of Boerhaave syndrome: see complications of Boerhaave syndrome

What causes Boerhaave syndrome?

Causes of Boerhaave syndrome: see causes of Boerhaave syndrome

What are the symptoms of Boerhaave syndrome?

Symptoms of Boerhaave syndrome: see symptoms of Boerhaave syndrome

Complications of Boerhaave syndrome: see complications of Boerhaave syndrome

Can anyone else get Boerhaave syndrome?

More information: see contagiousness of Boerhaave syndrome
Inheritance: see inheritance of Boerhaave syndrome

Boerhaave syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Boerhaave syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Boerhaave syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Boerhaave syndrome: Gastrointestinal Surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Boerhaave syndrome.
Treatments for Boerhaave syndrome: see treatments for Boerhaave syndrome
Research for Boerhaave syndrome: see research for Boerhaave syndrome

Name and Aliases of Boerhaave syndrome

Main name of condition: Boerhaave syndrome

Other names or spellings for Boerhaave syndrome:

esophagus laceration spontaneous, Boerhave syndrome, Spontaneous rupture of the esophagus, Spontaneous perforation of the esophagus

Esophageal perforation, Esophageal rupture, Oesophageal rupture Source - Diseases Database

Boerhave syndrome, Boerhave's syndrome, Spontaneous perforation of the esophagus, Spontaneous rupture of the esophagus, Boerhave syndrome, Boerhave's syndrome, Spontaneous perforation of the esophagus, Spontaneous rupture of the esophagus
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Boerhaave syndrome: Related Conditions

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