Acute esophageal necrosis (AEN), necrotizing esophagitis or "black esophagus", is a rare condition with less than 100 reported cases in the world literature. The condition arises due to necrosis of the esophageal mucosa leading to macroscopically black tissue. The condition is associated with a relatively poor prognosis with an overall mortality due to comorbidity of 32-36%. This case report describes a patient with AEN in the full length of the esophagus secondary to ischaemia due to bleeding and hypoperfusion. The patient died after 48 hours due to multi-organ failure.
|Bidragets oversatte titel||Acute esophageal necrosis|
|Status||Udgivet - 2009|