Transthoracic echocardiographic detection, differential diagnosis, and follow-up of esophageal hematoma

Eui Im, Young Shim Chi, Jin Hwang Hye, Seung Yul Lee, Woo In Yang, Yoon Suk Jung, Hye Ryun Kim, Eui Young Choi, Jong Won Ha, Namsik Chung

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Abstract

Esophageal hematoma is a rare form of esophageal injury. It may occur spontaneously, or in association with direct esophageal damage or a bleeding diathesis. Endoscopy and computed tomography are generally necessary for the establishment of a diagnosis. In this report, we present a case of esophageal hematoma that was discovered via a bedside transthoracic echocardiography. The echocardiography was conducted to evaluate an unexplained shock in a critically ill-patient. After conservative treatment, complete resolution of the esophageal hematoma was documented by a 7-day short-term follow-up of bedside transthoracic echocardiography. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report regarding transthotacic echocardiographic detection, differential diagnosis, and follow-up for esophageal hematoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)666-670
Number of pages5
JournalKorean Circulation Journal
Volume37
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Im, E., Chi, Y. S., Hye, J. H., Lee, S. Y., Yang, W. I., Jung, Y. S., Kim, H. R., Choi, E. Y., Ha, J. W., & Chung, N. (2007). Transthoracic echocardiographic detection, differential diagnosis, and follow-up of esophageal hematoma. Korean Circulation Journal, 37(12), 666-670. https://doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2007.37.12.666