Research Article

Haematemesis: a new syndrome?

Br Med J 1975; 1 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5956.491 (Published 01 March 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;1:491
  1. A T Axon,
  2. A Clarke

    Abstract

    Three patients presented with symptoms suggesting a Mallory-Weiss tear. Endoscopy showed a localized, clearly demarcated area of bright red mucosa near the gastro-oesophageal junction; this was thought to have arisen by retrograde intussusception of the stomach during vomiting or retching and may have caused the haemorrhage.