Esófago negro como causa de hemorragia digestiva alta: Reporte de un caso

Translated title of the contribution: Black esophagus as a cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding: A case report

Andrea Carlin, Álvaro Bellido, Paul Gómez, Vanessa Valenzuela, Jose Luis Pinto

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Abstract

Acute necrotizing esophagitis is a rare entity that affects mainly elderly patients. The most common clinical presentation is upper gastrointestinal bleeding. The prognosis depends on the underlying diseases, with a mortality of up to 50%. This is the case of a 77-year-old male patient who presented with melena, three episo-des of hematemesis, and epigastric pain for a week. Upper endoscopy revealed mucosa with spotty necrosis and fibrin in the middle and distal esophagus. Esophageal biopsy was compatible with mucosal necrosis.

Translated title of the contributionBlack esophagus as a cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding: A case report
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)533-536
Number of pages4
JournalRevista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2020
Externally publishedYes

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