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Boerhaave syndrome is perforation of the esophagus caused by forceful vomiting because of increasing intra-oesophagal pressure combined with relatively negative intra-thoracic pressure.
This syndrome is associated with Mackler's triad (vomiting, chest pain, and subcutaneous emphysema).
Chest x-ray and CT chest help to confirm the diagnosis of Boerhaave syndrome and should be considered immediately in suspected patients.
Special thanks to professor Anuchit Ruamthanthong.