Akut øsofageal nekrose

Translated title of the contribution: Acute esophageal necrosis

Lasse Bremholm, Rasmus Winkel, Pernille Born, Marie-Louise Suku

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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.
Udgivelsesdato: 2009-Nov-2
Translated title of the contributionAcute esophageal necrosis
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskr Laeger
Issue number45
Pages (from-to)3282-3
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Acute Disease
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagus
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ischemia
  • Middle Aged
  • Necrosis

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