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|Title:||Managing oesophageal perforation in a rural hospital: the merits of supportive measures and simple surgical interventions.|
|Publication Title:||Australian Journal of Rural Health|
|Abstract:||Oesophageal perforation is an uncommon but life-threatening condition. Whether spontaneous (Boerhaave's syndrome), iatrogenic, associated with pre-existing oesophageal pathology or foreign body ingestion, the potential complications associated with perforation are severe, and the condition itself is challenging to treat. Managing oesophageal perforation in the rural setting presents additional hurdles, including delayed presentation because of patient's distance from hospital and limited treatment options. We present our experiences with this condition at Wimmera Base Hospital, located 4 hours by road from Melbourne.|
|Description:||Wimmera Health Care Group|
|Internal ID Number:||01814|
|Health Subject:||RURAL SURGERY|
|Appears in Collections:||Research Output|
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