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Oesophageal Perforation. Mechanism: spontaneous (Boerhaave syndrome, deceleration injury); penetrating (intra and extraluminal)
Boerhaave syndrome: spontaneous oesophageal rupture resulting from sudden increased intra-oesophageal pressure. Most commonly associated with emesis with incomplete cricopharyngeal relaxation.
Hermann Boerhaave (1668 – 1738) was a Dutch physician, chemist, botanist and Christian humanist. The father of bed-side teaching. Eponymously affiliated with Boerhaave syndrome following his 1724 description of the death of Baron Jan von Wassenaer, Grand Admiral of the Dutch Fleet.
Consider a 73 year old female admitted with vomiting and subsequent chest pain. This is her admission chest X-ray.
An 18 year old man presents to ED after a heavy night out, vomiting profusely. He presents to ED with chest pain and pneumomediastinum.