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Title: A unique case of esophageal perforation caused by prickly pears
Authors: Borg Xuereb, Hermann K.
Malaguti, Stefan
Keywords: Esophageal perforation
Boerhaave syndrome
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Malta Medical Journal
Citation: Malta Medical Journal. 2016, Vol. 28(2), p. 63-67
Abstract: This is a report of a previously healthy 20-year-old male presenting with the sensation of a foreign object being stuck in the throat and difficulty speaking after the ingestion of 2 prickly pears. Tests were performed, confirming an esophageal perforation which was managed medically. The patient was discharged after 7 days in hospital with no complications.
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MMJ, Volume 28, Issue 2

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