Revista chilena de cirugía
versión On-line ISSN 0718-4026
LOMBARDI A, Juan J et al. Esophageal intramural hematoma. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2012, vol.64, n.1, pp. 68-71. ISSN 0718-4026. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-40262012000100011.
The most common presentation of esophageal hematoma is pain, dysphagia and hematemesis. We report two patients with the condition. A 77 years old female presenting with retrosternal pain and odynophagia after ingesting a pig bone. An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showed a lineal hematoma, protruding to the lumen in the upper portion of the esophagus. The patient was managed with nil per os (NPO) and parenteral hydration and discharged 72 hours later. An 87 years old male presenting with two episodes of hematemesis and weight loss, an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showed a dissecting hematoma involving the entire esophageal wall. The patient was managed with NPO and hydration and discharged in good conditions 11 days after admission.
Palabras clave : Hematoma; esophagus; hematemesis.