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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 82-83
An unusual cause of left-sided severe chest pain


1 Department of Surgery, Ronak Endo-Laparoscopy and General Surgical Hospital, Patan, India
2 General Practitioner, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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Yagnik VD, Yagnik BD. An unusual cause of left-sided severe chest pain. Saudi J Gastroenterol 2011;17:82-3

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Yagnik VD, Yagnik BD. An unusual cause of left-sided severe chest pain. Saudi J Gastroenterol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Jul 15];17:82-3. Available from: http://www.saudijgastro.com/text.asp?2011/17/1/82/74445


A 50-year-old lady presented to the emergency room with severe left-sided chest pain following an episode of forceful vomiting. A history of giddiness was present. Her past medical and surgical history were insignificant. On examination, she was having a respiratory rate of 24/min and her blood pressure was 100/60 mmHg. She was diaphoretic and surgical emphysema was present. On plain radiography, hydropneumothorax was present. Gastrograffin study of the patient was performed [Figure 1].
Figure 1: Gastrograffi n study

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Q1. What is the diagnosis?

Q2. What is the classical presentation of this condition?

Q3. What are the characteristics of pleural fluid in this condition?

Q4. Which are the factors that decide the line of management in this condition?

Q5. What are the indications for conservative line of management in this condition?



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2.Brewer LA, Carter R, Mulder GA, Stiles QR. Options in the management of perforations of the esophagus. Am J Surg 1986;152:62-9  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-3767.74445

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