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Barrett's ulcer: cause of spontaneous oesophageal perforation.
  1. A J Limburg,
  2. E J Hesselink,
  3. J H Kleibeuker
  1. Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital, Groningen, The Netherlands.


    We report two patients, who presented within six months with the classic clinical picture of 'spontaneous' oesophageal perforation, which was caused by a perforated Barrett's ulcer. These two cases underline the importance of postoperative endoscopy in ruling out intrinsic oesophageal disease as the cause of the rupture in every patient, who survives this life threatening condition.

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