Black esophagus is an uncommon clinical entity and its pathogenesis remains unknown. Clinical presentation is usually characterized by the combination of hematemesis and circumferential darkness of the mucosa in the distal esophagus. This case illustrates an atypical presentation of the disease. Despite its rarity, black esophagus should be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding, especially in patients with predisposing factors. © 2015 Taiwan Society of Emergency Medicine.

Black esophagus

CASARSA, CHIARA;MEARELLI, FILIPPO;ZANETTI, MICHELA;BIOLO, GIANNI
2015-01-01

Abstract

Black esophagus is an uncommon clinical entity and its pathogenesis remains unknown. Clinical presentation is usually characterized by the combination of hematemesis and circumferential darkness of the mucosa in the distal esophagus. This case illustrates an atypical presentation of the disease. Despite its rarity, black esophagus should be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding, especially in patients with predisposing factors. © 2015 Taiwan Society of Emergency Medicine.
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