Mallory-Weiss syndrome


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Mallory-Weiss syndrome

[′mla·ə·rē ′wīs ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
Painless vomiting of blood secondary to lacerations of the distal esophagus and esophagogastric junction, usually a result of prolonged violent vomiting, coughing, or hiccuping.
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Polidocanol (Asclera; C), a sclerosing agent used to treat varicose veins in the lower extremity, has also been used during pregnancy for esophageal varices and for upper gastrointestinal bleeding due to Mallory-Weiss syndrome.
Uncommon but serious adverse side effects of ipecac are aspiration pneumonia, Mallory-Weiss syndrome, and gastric rupture, added Dr.