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Boerhaave syndrome

Boerhaave syndrome: spontaneous oesophageal rupture resulting from sudden increased intra-oesophageal pressure. Most commonly associated with emesis with incomplete cricopharyngeal relaxation.
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Hermann Boerhaave

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.