2nd June 2017, Volume 130 Number 1456

Jonathan Trip, Peter Hamer, Richard Flint

An 85-year-old female with a history of AF was prescribed dabigatran. She presented to the emergency department with haemoptysis following ingestion of her first tablet. During swallowing she felt an…

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Abstract

An 85-year-old female presented to hospital with haemoptysis. She underwent investigations which confirmed oesophageal submucosal haematoma. Oesophageal haematoma along with Mallory-Weiss and Boerhaave’s syndromes make up acute mucosal injury of the oesophagus. It can be managed conservatively in the majority of cases.

Author Information

Jonathan Trip, General Surgery, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch; Peter Hamer, General Surgery, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch; Richard Flint, General Surgery, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch.

Correspondence

Dr Jonathan Trip, General Surgery, Christchurch Hospital, Riccarton Ave, Christchurch 8041.

Correspondence Email

jono.trip91@gmail.com

Competing Interests

Nil.

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