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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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.