Spontaneous rupture of esophagus
Other common symptoms include pain over the anterior chest or abdomen, dysphagia, dyspnea, neck pain, back pain, or hematemesis. Physical exam may reveal tachycardia, tachypnea, fever, crepitus, upper abdominal rigidity, and shock. The mortality from esophageal rupture remains quite high, with mortality rates steadily increasing as the time to diagnosis from rupture increases.
K22.3 – Perforation of esophagus
19995004 – Spontaneous rupture of esophagus
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls