Boerhaave's syndrome is a rare yet serious condition associated with high mortality and morbidity. Diagnosis of this syndrome is usually done with the aid of imaging and prompt management should be initiated to improve the outcomes. Treatment for this syndrome has been mainly surgical since its discovery by Herman Boerhaave; however, multiple endoscopic approaches have been successfully used recently with the advancement of this field. Here, we describe two cases of Boerhaave's syndrome that were endoscopically managed along with a brief literature review of the different endoscopic methods used to manage this syndrome.
Boerhaave's syndrome, endoscopic management, gastroenterology and endoscopy, pneumothorax (PTX), spontaneous esophageal perforation
Bani Fawwaz BA, Gerges P, Singh G, Hamaad Rahman S, Al-Dwairy A, Mian A, Khan N, Farooq A. Boerhaave Syndrome: A Report of Two Cases and Literature Review. Cureus. 2022; 14(5). doi: 10.7759/cureus.25241.