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Revista del Nacional (Itauguá)

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AUCEJO, Margarita et al. Esophageal perforation by foreign body. Rev. Nac. (Itauguá) [online]. 2015, vol.7, n.1, pp.43-45. ISSN 2072-8174.

We report a case of esophageal foreign body perforation. The causes of esophageal perforation can be classified into: instrumental, spontaneous, surgical, trauma and foreign bodies. Esophageal perforation is a serious condition with high morbidity and mortality rates due to its difficult diagnosis and lack of full consensus on treatment. The clinic is polymorphous and unspecific and diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion. Mortality ranges from 10 to 40%.

Keywords : esophageal perforation, esophageal foreign body perforation, mediastinitis.

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