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Causes of Boerhaave syndrome

Causes of Boerhaave syndrome

Boerhaave syndrome, or ruptured esophagus, is usually due to forceful vomiting, combined with an inability of the upper esophageal muscle to relax. Boerhaave syndrome is quite rare. The risk factors include over-eating and drinking (alcohol).

Causes of Boerhaave syndrome (Diseases Database):

The follow list shows some of the possible medical causes of Boerhaave syndrome that are listed by the Diseases Database:

Source: Diseases Database

Boerhaave syndrome Causes: Male-Female Gender Ratio

Gender Ratio of Boerhaave syndrome: male:female 5:1...more »

Boerhaave syndrome: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Boerhaave syndrome, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Boerhaave syndrome:

Boerhaave syndrome: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Boerhaave syndrome: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Related information on causes of Boerhaave syndrome:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Boerhaave syndrome may be found in:


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