The Black Esophagus: A Rare But Deadly Disease
We present a series of cases of acute esophageal necrosis along with a video demonstration. The video captures a case showing the severity of necrosis of the esophageal mucosa; an orogastric tube easily passed through the esophageal lumen and into the right hemithorax. The series also demonstrates the severity of this illness, with an associated high mortality rate.
Shafa, S., Sharma, N., Keshishian, J., & Dellon, E. S. (2016). The black esophagus: a rare but deadly disease. ACG case reports journal, 3(2), 88.