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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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PRECIADO APONTE, Javier Alberto  and  APONTE MARTIN, Diego Mauricio. Spontaneous esophageal hematoma. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2012, vol.27, n.2, pp.125-128. ISSN 0120-9957.

Spontaneous intramural hematoma of the esophagus constitutes a rare spectrum of esophageal injuries. Chest pain, difficulty swallowing and hematemesis are the most common symptoms. They resolve spontaneously in most cases.  Awareness of this condition is a vital guide for following up these cases and for avoiding inappropriate treatment and unnecessary surgical intervention.  We report the case of a patient who presented with chest pain and hematemesis

Keywords : Esophagus; spontaneous hematoma; chest pain.

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