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Glossary for Boerhaave syndrome

  • Accident or injury conditions: Medical conditions caused by accidents or physical injuries.
  • Breathing difficulties: Various types of breathing difficulty (dyspnea).
  • Chest pain: Pain in the chest area.
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Mallory-Weiss syndrome: A laceration of the lining of the gastroesophageal junction or just above it - often caused by severe vomiting.
  • Mediastinitis: Inflammation of the area between the lungs called the mediastinum which contains the heart, thymus gland, windpipe, esophagus and large blood vessels. The condition may occur suddenly (acute) or slowly over a period of time (chronic). It is often a complication of open chest surgery or penetrating chest wounds.
  • Pericarditis: Inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart
  • Pleural effusion: Fluid in the pleural spaces.
  • Retching: The act of trying to vomit without the expulsion of vomitus
  • Shock: Severe condition from reduced blood circulation
  • Throat disorder:
  • Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.
  • Vomiting blood: Blood appearing in vomited material.


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