Revista médica de Chile
versión impresa ISSN 0034-9887
WALLBERG, Martin E et al. Black esophagus due to acute necrotizing esophagitis: Report of one case. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2009, vol.137, n.5, pp.672-674. ISSN 0034-9887. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872009000500011.
Acute esophageal necrosis, which presents as a black esophagus on endoscope, is an uncommon occurrence. It is defined as a dark pigmentation of the esophagus associated with histological mucosal necrosis. We report a 75-year-old man who developed black esophagus due to acute esophageal necrosis caused by septicemia. The patient had a favorable evolution.
Palabras clave : Endoscopy, digestive system; Esophagitis; Sepsis.