Acute necrosis of oesophagus.

Ricardo Araújo, António Castanheira, Joana Machado, Ana Ramalho, Eugénia Cancela, Paula Ministro, Américo Silva


Acute esophageal necrosis is a very rare pathological entity, first described in 1990 by Goldenberg. The authors report the case of a patient of 79 years of age with this disease. The etiology of this type of esophageal injury is not yet well defined and has a reported mortality between 33 and 50% . We present this case by the rarity of the disease and the exuberance of endoscopic images in demonstration of this type of injury.

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