A case of coffee-ground emesis in an elderly patient

Authors

  • Giovanni D. De Palma,

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    1. Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
    2. Center of Excellence for Technical Innovation in Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
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      Giovanni D. De Palma, Center of Excellence for Technical Innovation in Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Naples Federico II, Via S. Pansini 5, 80131 Napoli, Italia. Tel: +39-081-7462773; Fax: +39-081-7462752; E-mail: giovanni.depalma@unina.it

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  • Marcello Persico,

    1. Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
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  • Pietro Forestieri

    1. Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
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Key Clinical Message

Black esophagus is an exceeding rare disorder with a multifactorial etiology. Clinical presentation is generally related to upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Diagnosis is based on endoscopic images. Overall mortality is largely related to the underlying medical condition.

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