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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2016, Volume : 4, Issue : 2
First page : ( 151) Last page : ( 152)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2016.00034.2

De Mallory-Weiss syndrome

Mrs. Shailaja KS*, Mrs. Saraswati Purohit, Mrs. Rashmi P, Mrs. Vidya M

J.S.S College of Nursing, Mysuru

*Corresponding Author's Email: shylanju212@gmail.com

Online published on 1 October, 2016.

Abstract

The Mallory-Weiss syndrome is included within the trauma of the esophagus. It is more common in men and can occur at any age. It is often associated with alcoholism[1] and eating disorders. Clinically, there is presence of blood after an episode of vomiting (haematemesis) after several attempts to vomit or vomiting. The confirmatory diagnosis is made by means of endoscopy. The prognosis is usually good and in most cases is enough conservative medical treatment.

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Keywords

Haematemesis, Boerhaave syndrome.

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