Mallory-Weiss Tear

Etiology

  • Mucosal tear lower esophagus

Risk Factors

  • Hx repeated retching

Symptoms

  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Hematemesis - fresh blood or coffee grounds

Physical Exam Findings

  • If significant volume loss, can have tachycardia, hypotension
  • Vomiting fresh blood or coffee grounds

Tests