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Transthoracic Echocardiographic Detection, Differential Diagnosis, and Follow-Up of Esophageal Hematoma

Authors
 Eui Im  ;  Chi Young Shim  ;  Namsik Chung  ;  Jong-Won Ha  ;  Eui-Young Choi  ;  Hye-Ryun Kim  ;  Yoon-Suk Jung  ;  Woo-In Yang  ;  Seung-Yul Lee  ;  Hye Jin Hwang 
Citation
 Korean Circulation Journal, Vol.37(12) : 666-670, 2007 
Journal Title
 Korean Circulation Journal 
ISSN
 1738-5520 
Issue Date
2007
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 transthoracic echocardiographic detection, differential diagnosis, and follow-up for esophageal hematoma.
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DOI
10.4070/kcj.2007.37.12.666
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
김혜련(Kim, Hye Ryun) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1842-9070
심지영(Shim, Chi Young) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6136-0136
양우인(Yang, Woo In)
이승율(Lee, Seung Yul)
임의(Im, Eui) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5333-7593
정남식(Chung, Nam Sik)
정윤숙(Jung, Yoon Suk)
최의영(Choi, Eui Young) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3732-0190
하종원(Ha, Jong Won) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8260-2958
황혜진(Hwang, Hye Jin)
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