Desgarro de Mallory-Weiss

El desgarro de Mallory-Weiss surge a causa de vómito, tos o convulsiones prolongadas. Típicamente, la membrana mucosa en la unión del esófago y estómago manifiesta laceraciones con sangrado evidente a través de la presencia de sangre roja y brillante en el vómito o heces sanguinolentas. Éste puede deberse a la ingesta excesiva de alcohol. Es una condición aguda que generalmente se resuelve en 10 días con tratamiento especial.Desgarro de Mallory-Weiss

Revision

Last reviewed 11/11/2010 by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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