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Journal Article

Citation

Curci MR, Dibbins AW, Grimes CK. J. Trauma 1989; 29(12): 1713-1715.

Affiliation

Division of Pediatric Surgery, Maine Medical Center, Portland.

Copyright

(Copyright © 1989, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

1986125

Abstract

Compressed air injuries to the esophagus are uncommon. They characteristically present with respiratory distress, subcutaneous and mediastinal emphysema, and may have a pneumothorax. The distal esophagus is always the site of rupture and requires prompt surgical repair to avoid serious morbidity and potential lethal complications.

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