Journal article

SPONTANEOUS PERFORATION OF THE PHARYNX ESOPHAGUS

M WAKE, K PEARMAN, JB CAMPBELL

JOURNAL OF LARYNGOLOGY AND OTOLOGY | HEADLEY BROTHERS LTD | Published : 1988

Abstract

A single case of spontaneous perforation of the pharynx/oesophagus is reported. This case is exceptional with regard to its idiopathic nature and self-resolving clinical course. Other reported cases of this rare condition generally have a clearly identifiable aetiology and are associated with a high morbidity and mortality. The diagnostic label of spontaneous perforation' has been used inappropriately in previously reported cases.