Esophageal injury

Differential Diagnosis

Thoracic Trauma


  • Initial study should be esophagogram with water-soluble contrast
    • If negative or ambiguous follow with barium contrast or flexible esophagoscopy


  • Volume resuscitation
  • Broad-spectrum IV antibiotics
  • Emergent surgical consultation

See Also

  • Thoracic Trauma
  • Esophageal Perforation


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