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Misdiagnosed Chest Pain: Spontaneous Esophageal Rupture

Misdiagnosed Chest Pain: Spontaneous Esophageal Rupture

Acta Cardiologica Sinica 29(1): 94-97

Chest pain is one of themost common complaints expressed by patients presenting to the emergency department, and any initial evaluation should always consider life-threatening causes. Esophageal rupture is a serious condition with a highmortality rate. If diagnosed, successful therapy depends on the size of the rupture and the time elapsed between rupture and diagnosis.We report on a 41-year-old woman who presented to the emergency department complaining of left-sided chest pain for two hours. Chest pain; Coronary artery disease; Esophageal rupture; Misdiagnosis.

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