Black esophagus: exploring the dark
Keywords:Esophageal Diseases, Esophagitis, Critical Illness, Diabetic Ketoacidosis.
AbstractBlack esophagus is a rare but underdiagnosed disease. It occurs most frequently in severely ill patients and carries a high mortality rate. Cause of death is usually attributed to the comorbid conditions. Treatment is directed at the underlying cause, acid suppression and keeping the patient nil-per-os. Surgery is needed in complicated cases and stenosis is the most feared longterm sequel. In the present article, two cases are described and literature is reviewed.
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