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Esophageal Perforation

Alternate Names : Perforation of the Esophagus

Esophageal Perforation | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the condition diagnosed?

Perforation can be diagnosed by an upper GI study, a test in which x-rays are taken after the person has swallowed a thick dye. If the healthcare provider suspects a perforation, endoscopy may be done first. An endoscopy involves the insertion of a thin tube through which the doctor can see the walls of the esophagus.

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Author: William M. Boggs, MD
Reviewer: Eric Berlin, MD
Date Reviewed: 08/20/01

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