Identify the condition as shown in the picture below ?
B. Zenker diverticulum.
C. Mallory Weiss tears.
D. Barretts oesophagus.
The condition shown in the picture above represents Mallory Weiss tears.
Severe and prolonged vomiting can result in tears in the lining of the esophagus. The esophagus is the tube that connects throat to stomach. Mallory-Weiss syndrome (MWS) is a condition marked by a tear in the mucous membrane, or inner lining, where the esophagus meets the stomach.
Most tears heal within 7 to 10 days without treatment, but Mallory-Weiss tears can cause significant bleeding. Depending on the severity of the tear, surgery may be necessary to repair the damage.
The most common cause of MWS is severe or prolonged vomiting. While this type of vomiting can occur with stomach illness, it also frequently occurs due to chronic alcohol abuse.
Other conditions can result in a tear of the esophagus, as well. These include:
- trauma to the chest or abdomen
- severe or prolonged hiccups.
- intense coughing
- heavy lifting or straining
- gastritis, which is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach
- hiatal hernia, which occurs when part of your stomach pushes through part of your