Kevin Flemmons

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Mallory-Weiss syndrome

I. What every physician needs to know. Mallory-Weiss syndrome was initially described in 1929 by Mallory and Weiss as “hemorrhages from lacerations of the cardiac orifice of the stomach due to vomiting.” The tears can extend along the distal esophagus and proximal stomach and cause bleeding from submucosal arteries. Mallory-Weiss syndrome makes up about 5%…

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