COVID-19-induced Esophageal Necrosis Requiring Emergent Total Esophagectomy in a Vaccinated Patient
Dickson, Kevin M
Bludevich, Bryce M
Maxfield, Mark W
Student AuthorsKevin Dickson
Document TypeCase Report
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AbstractAcute esophageal necrosis may be a potential complication of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). COVID-19 has been associated with a variety of sequelae, including acute respiratory distress syndrome, myocarditis, and thromboembolic events. Here, we present a case of a 43-year-old male who was admitted for acute necrotizing pancreatitis and found to have COVID-19 pneumonia. He subsequently developed acute esophageal necrosis requiring a total esophagectomy. Currently, there are at least five other reported cases of esophageal necrosis with concomitant COVID-19 infection. This case is the first requiring esophagectomy. Future studies may establish esophageal necrosis as a known complication of COVID-19.
SourcePatil T, Dickson KM, Viera M, Bludevich BM, Akalin A, Uy K, Lou F, Maxfield MW. COVID-19-induced Esophageal Necrosis Requiring Emergent Total Esophagectomy in a Vaccinated Patient. Am Surg. 2023 Jun 9:31348231183125. doi: 10.1177/00031348231183125. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37295021; PMCID: PMC10261947.
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