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RAMIREZ-QUINTERO, Juan David; BERNAL-SIERRA, Elisa  and  GOMEZ-RUEDA, Narly Viviana. Acute esophageal necrosis, black esophagus: a case report. Iatreia [online]. 2016, vol.29, n.4, pp.493-497. ISSN 0121-0793.

Acute esophageal necrosis, or black esophagus, is a rare syndrome affecting sick elderly patients, with high mortality rate. Its clinical expression is gastrointestinal bleeding. Treatment includes hemodynamic support, nil-per-os, proton pump inhibitors and management of the coexisting clinical conditions. We report the case of a woman presenting with black esophagus as complication of a percutaneous gastrostomy, who received medical care at Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe, in Medellín, Colombia.

Keywords : Endoscopy; Digestive System; Esophageal Diseases; Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage; Gastrostomy.

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