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.