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Unusual association of diseases/symptoms
Dual life-threatening pathologies presenting simultaneously
  1. Peter Mwamure1,
  2. Sanjeevan Pasupati2,
  3. Michael Swarbrick3,
  4. Raymond Lin1,
  5. Raewyn Fisher2
  1. 1
    Waikato Hospital, Waikato Hospital, Private Bag 3200, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
  2. 2
    Waikato Hospital, Cardiology, Waikato Hospital, Private Bag 3200, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
  3. 3
    Waikato Hospital, Radiology, Waikato Hospital, Private Bag 3200, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
  1. Peter Mwamure, mwamurep{at}waikatodhb.govt.nz

Summary

A 70-year-old male presented to hospital with both anterior ST elevation myocardial infarction and spontaneous oesophageal rupture (Boerhaave’s syndrome). He underwent primary angioplasty and stenting for a lesion of the left anterior descending in addition to cardiothoracic surgery for the oesophageal rupture. This combination of pathologies is a rare entity and often difficult to diagnose. To date, only a few cases have been reported.

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  • Competing interests: none.

  • Patient consent: Patient/guardian consent was obtained for publication.

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