EJMCR. 2020; 4(4): 126-129

Rupture of the esophagus due to carbonate use - a case report

Authors: Orhan Delice, Seyed Pouya Paknezhad, Shenol Erselan, Samad Shams Vahdati, Saina Pezeshki.

ABSTRACT

Background: Rupture of the esophagus which is not iatrogenic or due to carcinoma, Mallory Weiss syndrome, or foreign body is called a spontaneous rupture of esophagus or Boerhaave syndrome. Symptoms are not specific and include back or retrosternal chest pain, crepitus on chest wall palpation, or mediastinal crackle. Esophagus rupture could have dyspnea, tachypnea, tachycardia, and dullness in the chest exam due to pleural effusion beside the pain. Case presentation: In this report, we had two cases with rupture of the esophagus due to soda (bicarbonate) use with no remarkable past medical history. Both patients had stable vitals when they came to the Emergency Department. Diagnosis was confirmed by chest CT scan. One of the patients did not take any invasive treatment and there was no need for operation. The other patient underwent thoracotomy and esophageal repair. Both of them had good general condition after some days. Conclusion: We recommend not englutting excessive amounts of soda why it can cause rupture of the esophagus in patients with unknown esophageal wall weakness or healthy esophagus.

Keywords:
Spontaneous rupture, esophagus, Boerhaave syndrome, bicarbonate, thoracotomy, case report


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Rupture of the esophagus due to carbonate use - a case report


Authors
Orhan Delice
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Department, Erzurum Regional Training And Research Hospital, Medical Sciences University, Erzurum, Turkey
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Seyed Pouya Paknezhad
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine Research Team, Faculty of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
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Shenol Erselan
Emergency Medicine Specialist. Emergency Department, Erzurum Regional Training and Research, Erzurum, Turkey
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Samad Shams Vahdati
Professor of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine Research Team, Faculty of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
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Saina Pezeshki
General Physician, Emergency Medicine Research Team, Imam Reza Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
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Correspondence to:
. Saina Pezeshki, General Physician, Emergency Medicine Research Team, Imam Reza Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.; sainapezeshki72@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 09 Nov 2019
Accepted 30 Apr 2020
Published online 22 May 2020
Published in print 24 May 2020

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Delice O, Paknezhad SP, Erselan S, Vahdati SS, Pezeshki S. Rupture of the esophagus due to carbonate use - a case report. EJMCR. 2020; 4(4): 126-129. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1572625426


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Delice O, Paknezhad SP, Erselan S, Vahdati SS, Pezeshki S. Rupture of the esophagus due to carbonate use - a case report. EJMCR. 2020; 4(4): 126-129. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1572625426


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Delice O, Paknezhad SP, Erselan S, Vahdati SS, Pezeshki S. Rupture of the esophagus due to carbonate use - a case report. EJMCR. (2020), [cited July 11, 2020]; 4(4): 126-129. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1572625426


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Delice, O., Paknezhad, . S. P., Erselan, . S., Vahdati, . S. S. & Pezeshki, . S. (2020) Rupture of the esophagus due to carbonate use - a case report. EJMCR, 4 (4), 126-129. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1572625426


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Delice, Orhan, Seyed Pouya Paknezhad, Shenol Erselan, Samad Shams Vahdati, and Saina Pezeshki. 2020. Rupture of the esophagus due to carbonate use - a case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (4), 126-129. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1572625426


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Delice, Orhan, Seyed Pouya Paknezhad, Shenol Erselan, Samad Shams Vahdati, and Saina Pezeshki. "Rupture of the esophagus due to carbonate use - a case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4 (2020), 126-129. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1572625426


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Delice, Orhan, Seyed Pouya Paknezhad, Shenol Erselan, Samad Shams Vahdati, and Saina Pezeshki. "Rupture of the esophagus due to carbonate use - a case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4.4 (2020), 126-129. Print. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1572625426


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Delice, O., Paknezhad, . S. P., Erselan, . S., Vahdati, . S. S. & Pezeshki, . S. (2020) Rupture of the esophagus due to carbonate use - a case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (4), 126-129. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1572625426


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