Norman Rupert Barrett (1903-1979) was was an Australian-born British cardiothoracic surgeon. Eponym Barrett's oesophagus
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.
A Q&A approach to the recognition and management of more potentially life-threatening chest injuries in the major trauma patient.