John R. Gaughen, Jr., M.D.

April 11, 2005


45 year-old male with a remote history of gastric bypass presents with sudden-onset sharp, substernal chest pain and vomiting.

This abnormality arises from:

  1. Esophageal rupture

  2. Gastric perforation

  3. Mediastinal infection

  4. Primary pericardial disease

  5. Penetrating trauma

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