TITLE

Blue Esophagus

AUTHOR(S)
Marath, Biju; Abbasi, Jamil
PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Oct2008, Vol. 83 Issue 10, p1081
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a case of an 85-year-old female nursing home resident with history of dementia, cerebrovascular disease, hypertension and chronic dysuria. Computed tomography of the chest with intravenous contrast medium was performed to evaluate her symptoms. The result reveals an abnormal diffuse dilation of the distal esophagus with air fluid level in the upper thoracic esophagus. It was found that the bluish discoloration was most likely secondary to ingestion of Urelle tablets.
ACCESSION #
34633266

 

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