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Table 1 Comparison of the reported cases

From: Boerhaave syndrome due to excessive alcohol consumption: two case reports

  Case 1 Case 2
Age (years) 45 27
Physique (body mass index) 24.4 18.0
Symptoms Vomiting, chest pain, back pain, bilateral shoulder pain Vomiting, chest pain, epigastralgia, hematemesis, pyrosis
Severity Distressed Distressed
Trigger Excessive drinking from the previous day Excessive drinking from the previous day
Hematemesis +
Operation +
Location On the left posterior wall of the distal esophagus On the left wall of the distal esophagus
First endoscopy Day 68 Day 9
Period of hospitalization 41 days 11 days
Estimated time from onset to rupture 1.2 h 2.5 h
Estimated time from rupture to operation room 9 h (No operation)