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What is Mallory-Weiss syndrome?

What is Mallory-Weiss syndrome?

  • Mallory-Weiss syndrome: A laceration of the lining of the gastroesophageal junction or just above it - often caused by severe vomiting.
  • Mallory-Weiss syndrome: A condition characterized by mucosal tears at the ESOPHAGOGASTRIC JUNCTION, sometimes with HEMATEMESIS. Typically it is caused by forceful bouts of retching or VOMITING.
    Source - Diseases Database

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

Mallory-Weiss syndrome: Introduction

Types of Mallory-Weiss syndrome:

Broader types of Mallory-Weiss syndrome:

Who gets Mallory-Weiss syndrome?

Gender Ratio for Mallory-Weiss syndrome: male predominance

How serious is Mallory-Weiss syndrome?

Complications of Mallory-Weiss syndrome: see complications of Mallory-Weiss syndrome

What causes Mallory-Weiss syndrome?

Causes of Mallory-Weiss syndrome: see causes of Mallory-Weiss syndrome

What are the symptoms of Mallory-Weiss syndrome?

Symptoms of Mallory-Weiss syndrome: see symptoms of Mallory-Weiss syndrome

Complications of Mallory-Weiss syndrome: see complications of Mallory-Weiss syndrome

Onset of Mallory-Weiss syndrome: after 30 years of age

Mallory-Weiss syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Mallory-Weiss syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Mallory-Weiss syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Mallory-Weiss syndrome: Gastroenterologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Mallory-Weiss syndrome.
Treatments for Mallory-Weiss syndrome: see treatments for Mallory-Weiss syndrome
Research for Mallory-Weiss syndrome: see research for Mallory-Weiss syndrome

Organs Affected by Mallory-Weiss syndrome:

Organs and body systems related to Mallory-Weiss syndrome include:

Name and Aliases of Mallory-Weiss syndrome

Main name of condition: Mallory-Weiss syndrome

Other names or spellings for Mallory-Weiss syndrome:

Mallory-Weiss tear, gastroesophageal laceration, Gastroesophageal laceration-hemorrhage, Mallory-Weiss laceration, Mucosal lacerations [gastroesophageal junction]

Mallory-Weiss tear Source - Diseases Database

Gastroesophageal laceration-hemorrhage, Mallory-Weiss laceration, Mallory-Weiss tear, Mucosal lacerations - gastroesophageal junction, Mucosal lacerations - gastroesophageal junction, Gastroesophageal laceration-hemorrhage, Mallory-Weiss laceration
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Mallory-Weiss syndrome: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Mallory-Weiss syndrome:


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