Trauma to the oesophagus is rare. But if the oesophagus does encounter an injury or trauma, it is best managed with surgical intervention. Injury to the oesophagus can be due to:
Perforation of the oesophagus:
A hole forms in the oesophagus and is a serious condition and can be treated only with surgery.
The symptoms of oesophageal perforation are:
We use a combination of diagnostic methods to evaluate injury to the oesophagus and perform surgical repairs according to the grade of the injury.Authored by Dr. Deepak Varma, MBBS, MS (General Surgery)
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