A young lady complained of the sudden onset of intense chest pain, in consequence of an extreme hyperextension of the back in a yoga position. At endoscopy a large lesion of the esophageal epithelium was detected, involving the middle third of the anterior wall of the esophagus. Other symptoms reported by the patient were dysphagia and odynophagia, depicting the typical features of intramural hematoma, also known as intramural dissection or intramural perforation of the oesophagus. The patient was managed conservatively and symptoms disappeared within a week. A barium swallow at six months reported normal findings. Different types of accidents occurring during yoga practice are reported in the literature, mainly involving musculoskeletal or nervous systems. Visceral lesions are exceptional and no similar cases have been reported in the literature.

Acute chest pain and esophageal mucosal injury following an extreme yoga position: Case report

Pietroletti R.
2019

Abstract

A young lady complained of the sudden onset of intense chest pain, in consequence of an extreme hyperextension of the back in a yoga position. At endoscopy a large lesion of the esophageal epithelium was detected, involving the middle third of the anterior wall of the esophagus. Other symptoms reported by the patient were dysphagia and odynophagia, depicting the typical features of intramural hematoma, also known as intramural dissection or intramural perforation of the oesophagus. The patient was managed conservatively and symptoms disappeared within a week. A barium swallow at six months reported normal findings. Different types of accidents occurring during yoga practice are reported in the literature, mainly involving musculoskeletal or nervous systems. Visceral lesions are exceptional and no similar cases have been reported in the literature.
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