Forsaken Foregut: Case Report of Simultaneous Black Esophagus and Ischemic Cholangiopathy

Case Rep Med. 2017;2017:8362613. doi: 10.1155/2017/8362613. Epub 2017 Apr 24.

Abstract

Black esophagus or acute esophageal necrosis rarely occurs after severe hemodynamic compromise or low-flow states. Other contributing factors may include corrosive injury from gastric contents and diminished mucosal repair mechanisms. Ischemic cholangitis, another rare clinical entity, is also usually the result of a significant vascular and/or hypotensive insult to the biliary tree. We describe the first case of combined acute esophageal necrosis and ischemic cholangiopathy in a 62-year-old male who completely recovered from the esophageal injury but developed progressive liver failure from ischemic cholangiopathy.

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