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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Carcinoma of the esophagus (n=4) and Mallory-Weiss tear (n=4) were rare causes of UGIB (Table 1).
Intramural dissection and/or hemotoma can be considered an intermediate form of injury between a Mallory-Weiss tear and transmural perforation.
Mallory-Weiss tears are also a recognized cause of upper GI bleeding, but the blood loss is usually small and self-limiting.