Perforation Of The Esophagus After Upper Endoscopy Signs And Symptoms

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Perforation of the esophagus


Symptoms

The main symptom is pain at first.

Patients with a perforation in the middle portion or lowermost portion of the esophagus may have difficulty swallowing, chest pain, and difficulty breathing.


Signs and tests

Signs include:

  • Fast breathing
  • Fever
  • Low blood pressure
  • Rapid heart rate

Patients with a perforation in the top part of the esophagus may have neck pain or stiffness and air bubbles underneath the skin.

A chest x-ray may reveal air in the soft...

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