Superimposed Spontaneous Esophageal Perforation in Congenital Esophageal Stenosis
Congenital esophageal stenosis (CES) is a very rare embryologic anomaly of tracheoesophageal development that requires lifelong management, usually with frequent esophageal dilations and dietary precautions. We present a patient with spontaneous thoracic esopahgeal perforation in a setting of CES. The patient, a 27-year-old male, recovered uneventfully following open primary esophageal closure. A brief but comprehensive discussion of CES follows the case report.
Gonzalez, J. Andres; Craft, Christopher M.; Knight, T. Theron; and Messerschmidt, William H.. 2004. Superimposed Spontaneous Esophageal Perforation in Congenital Esophageal Stenosis. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Vol.77(3). 1098-1100. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0003-4975(03)00890-7 PMID: 14992945 ISSN: 0003-4975