TITLE

Mechanical Tracheal Obstruction Due to an Intramural Esophageal Hematoma Following Endoscopic Variceal Sclerotherapy

AUTHOR(S)
Reed, Anthony R.; Michell, William L.; Krige, Jake E.J.
PUB. DATE
July 2001
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Jul2001, Vol. 67 Issue 7, p690
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Endoscopic injection sclerotherapy is widely used as treatment for bleeding esophageal varices. Esophageal intramural hematoma is a rare complication following endoscopic injection sclerotherapy. Patients present with pain and dysphagia due to esophageal obstruction. We present the first reported case of respiratory failure resulting from an intramural hematoma causing posterior tracheobronchial compression. Although patients with alcoholic cirrhosis and bleeding varices requiring respiratory support generally have a poor prognosis this may be an occasion when ventilatory support may be expected to be easily withdrawn after hematoma resolution.
ACCESSION #
4790016

 

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