March 2007
Gut;Mar2007, Vol. 56 Issue 3, p372
Academic Journal
The article presents the diagnosis and results of medical tests of the 80-year-old woman suffered from an airway obstruction. The computed tomography scan of the patient revealed an intact esophagus and aorta but extravasation of the contrast agent was noted in the gastric cardia. The Heimlich maneuver administered to the patient caused some complications such as the Mallory-Weiss tear. Successful hemostasis was achieved with electrocoagulation where patient recovered without complications.


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