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Upper gastrointestinal perforation 

Upper gastrointestinal perforation
Upper gastrointestinal perforation

M. Asif Chaudry

, Sri G. Thrumurthy

, and Muntzer Mughal

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date: 18 June 2021

This chapter describes the presentation, clinical assessment, and management (non-operative and operative) of oesophageal perforation, including spontaneous perforation (e.g. Boerhaave’s syndrome), iatrogenic perforation, traumatic (penetrating and blunt) perforation, and ingestion injuries (e.g. caustic injuries, foreign bodies). Finally, the presentation and management of gastric perforation (spontaneous and traumatic) are described in detail.

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