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The Japanese journal of surgery

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 35–40 | Cite as

Obstructing esophageal hematoma mimicking cancer: A case report and experimental study

  • Satoshi Etani
  • Mathis Frick
  • Thomas D. Dressel
  • Yolanda Roth
  • John Borner
  • Robert L. Goodale
Original Articles

Abstract

In this paper the 10th case of esophageal hematoma, a rare variant of the Mallory-Weiss syndrome, is reported. The radiographic study strongly suggested an obstructing neoplasm, however, this hematoma disappeared within five days and this same rapid disappearance was noted in dogs in which esophageal hematomas were induced. Fiberoptic esophagoscopy provides a clue to the diagnosis since the mural hematoma is differentiated from carcinoma by its dark color.

Key Words

esophagus esophageal hematoma esophageal bleeding benign tumor of the esophagus 

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© The Japan Surgical Society 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Satoshi Etani
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mathis Frick
    • 1
    • 2
  • Thomas D. Dressel
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yolanda Roth
    • 1
    • 2
  • John Borner
    • 1
    • 2
  • Robert L. Goodale
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolis
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolis

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